Defective Hip News

DePuy ASR Hip Replacements Known To Fail But Implanted Anyway
Tue, 2013-03-26
Digital Journal
The DePuy hip replacement system was predicted to fail in at least one-third of all patients who received it, often requiring painful revisionary surgery.
Zimmer Spine launches urgent global recall
Thu, 2012-12-20
Mass Device

Zimmer Holdings (NYSE:ZMH) launched an urgent worldwide recall of its PEEK Ardis Inserter instruments after receiving reports that they may fracture Ardis Interbody Spacers during spinal surgery.

DePuy Faces Nearly 2,700 Lawsuits over Pinnacle Hip Implant
Mon, 2012-12-10

As one manufacturer begins to settle lawsuits over its defective ASR all-metal hip implants, it also is forced to defend itself against a growing number of cases involving another popular medical device.

When metal-on-metal hip implants fail...
Mon, 2012-12-10
The Legal Examiner

The medical profession generally has attempted to gauge patients' perceptions about whether a treatment changed their health in a measurable and meaningful way. Essentially the health care industry is trying to measure something known as a "minimum clinically important difference."

First Court Hearing on Biomet Metal Hip Lawsuits
Wed, 2012-11-21
The Legal Examiner

U.S. District Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. held the initial hearing on the Biomet Magnum metal on metal hip implant lawsuits last Friday in South Bend, Indiana. This is the fifth coordinated national litigation involving metal on metal hip implants that the federal multidistrict litigation panel has established. Coordinated litigation has begun over the last two years for metal hips including the DePuy ASR in Toledo, Ohio, the DePuy Pinnacle Ultimet in Dallas, Texas, the Wright Converse Hip in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Zimmer Durom Cup in Newark, New Jersey.

Study: Hip Replacement Surgery Increases Risk of Stroke in Seniors
Wed, 2012-11-14

Candidates for total hip replacement (THR) surgery should carefully weigh the risks, especially because a new, extensive study has found a much greater risk for stroke immediately following the procedure.

Failure and Revision Surgery Spurs a Lawsuit Against Zimmer for Their Durom Cup Hip Device
Tue, 2012-10-23
Injury Lawyer News

Janis Adams filed a lawsuit against the hip replacement manufacturer. Filed on September 4, 2012, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, the plaintiff claims that she suffered significant injuries after being implanted with the Zimmer Durom Cup.

Study Warns Women Away from Hip Resurfacing
Tue, 2012-10-16
The Legal Examiner

The results of a new study published in The Lancet reports that women and small men should avoid hip resurfacing surgeries. The bone-sparing alternatives to total hip replacement surgery are often recommended to younger patients needing hip replacements, but research from thousands of such operations show that many of these implants failed within the first seven years.

Stryker Trident Hip Recall Affects Thousands
Mon, 2012-10-15
Injury Lawyer News

Numerous patients complained of serious complications associated with their Trident hip replacement devices made by Stryker, including squeaky joints, inflammation, and implant failure.

FDA Warns Zimmer over Practices at Puerto Rico Manufacturing Plant
Fri, 2012-10-05

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Zimmer Holdings Inc. about its practices for manufacturing and testing hip implants at one of its plants.

Zimmer Receives FDA Warning on Certain Hip Implants
Mon, 2012-10-01
FOX Business

Zimmer Holdings Inc. (ZMH) said a U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspection of its plant in Puerto Rico turned up concerns about the manufacturing of certain hip implants.

Study Reveals What Causes Early Failure of All-Metal Hip Replacements
Fri, 2012-09-07

Numerous studies have linked metal-on-metal hip-replacement systems to dangerous complications and painful consequences. But until now, none pinpointed their failure with as much precision as a study published recently in the Orthopedics medical journal.

Zimmer Durom Cup: New Lawsuit alleges Hip Implant Failure
Mon, 2012-08-13

The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than Michael S. Bishal. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.

Complications of Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems
Fri, 2012-08-10

The Stryker Corporation's July 2012 recall of two of its artificial hip implant systems was prompted by complications attributed to the devices' metal components. The recalled products are the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stem systems. Stryker will also halt all global production and sale of the two devices.

US Drug Watchdog Expands its Metal on Metal Defective Hip Implant Victims Initiative from DePuy's ASR Hip Implants to Include All Metal on Metal Hip Implants
Thu, 2012-02-02
PR Web

The US Drug Watchdog is expanding its defective hip implant victims initiative to include not just the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant, but all US citizens, who have what is called a metal-on-metal hip implant, that is now failing.

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