Trial opens in J&J hip replacement suit

Trial opens in J&J hip replacement suit

There are 5 comments on the Asbury Park Press story from Jan 26, 2013, titled Trial opens in J&J hip replacement suit. In it, Asbury Park Press reports that:

A lawsuit brought by a man whose hip implant caused metal poisoning accuses medical giant Johnson & Johnson of knowingly marketing the faulty implant, which left thousands of people with crippling problems or in need of replacement surgeries.

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Dzi G

Paradise Valley, AZ

#1 Jan 31, 2013
Thank for this information. To summarize, last August 2010, Johnson&Johnson has finally announced DePuy Hip Replacement Recall. DePuy's ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System were recalled after data revealed that the devices fail prematurely in one out of eight people who have them. Furthermore, the victims of these devices should know their legal rights. Even though DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. has stated that the company will pay for "reasonable and customary" costs of treatments and revision surgery; one may be entitled to receive damages for lost wages, medical costs, pain and suffering resulting from the damage the device caused. A number of DePuy lawsuit have now been pursued by victimized patients. See for more information.

Dallas, TX

#3 Feb 1, 2013
This is indeed good news to the other thousand of users who were greatly injured by these implants. It will be a source of hope for the other victims.Developments of this trial will keenly be awaited by many. To be updated, see

Since: Dec 12

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#4 Feb 11, 2013
This is nothing new. Hundreds of lawsuits were already being filed against J&J because of their defective hip systems. I just hope that J&J could find a way modify their products into a more effective one. By the way, I have found more of this here: . Just in case you want to read more that are relevant to this topic.

Paradise Valley, AZ

#5 Feb 11, 2013
This is one of the stories that surround metal hip implants. Although many people are thankful of having new hips, they are greatly disappointed when the hips start to fail early.

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Mar 9, 2013
The man who filed the lawsuit against J&J won $8M compensation from the case. Let's hope that others who filed their suits get compensated from the injuries they endured. I read here that the government is also looking into how the company's marketing their hip devices.

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