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DePuy Admits to Measurement Errors in Hip Implants

Measuring errors at a manufacturing plant in England have left thousands of hip implant recipients vulnerable to the possibility of injury and early implant failure. DePuy Orthopedics has admitted errors in the manufacturing of some of its metal-on-metal implants at a Yorkshire factory and now faces questions from patients and... Read more »

DePuy Hip Settlement Agreement Extended

Johnson & Johnson and their DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary recently announced that they would extend the terms of a previously agreed upon settlement deal pertaining to DePuy hip lawsuits. The settlement deal previously applied to approximately 8,000 DePuy ASR plaintiffs, who had alleged that their hip replacement devices failed prematurely and... Read more »

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed Over Metal Poisoning

Another DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit has been filed over metallosis (or metal poisoning), an alleged result of the flawed hip replacement construction which caused the plaintiff discomfort and damage and necessitated follow-up surgery. The complaint contends that the defendant, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. (a subsidiary corporation of Johnson & Johnson) produced... Read more »

First DePuy Pinnacle Hip Trial Begins in Dallas

Proceedings for the first DePuy Pinnacle hip trial began on September 2 in Dallas, under the direction of U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade. This is the first trial involving allegations that the metal-on-metal hip implant poisoned patients, due to its defective design causing metal debris to enter into patients’ bloodstreams.... Read more »