Hip implant got early warning of prob...

Hip implant got early warning of problems

There are 9 comments on the TwinCities story from Feb 21, 2012, titled Hip implant got early warning of problems. In it, TwinCities reports that:

A year before recalling an artificial hip, an executive at Johnson & Johnson reported in an internal email that the Food and Drug Administration had refused to approve the device, in part because studies showed it had failed prematurely in "significant" numbers, requiring patients to undergo repeat surgeries.

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Harley

San Jose, CA

#1 Mar 7, 2012
If this is true that an early warning was being sent to Johnson and Johnson by the United States Drug and Food Administration, i am just wondering why it was still distributed in the market and has been causing thousand of people with faulty hip implants. See also http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com/

Since: May 12

Cebu, Philippines

#3 May 10, 2012
They should at least stop distributing and give more time verify if the product is safe to apply. If there's a harm behind this surgery, what's the point in letting the manufacturer market more consumer if the result will only harm and cause pain and suffering to patients?

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#4 May 24, 2012
This is an alarming info but its sad to hear due to increasing number of recipients with these defective devices. More information here http://www.rotlaw.com/depuy-asr/ for you to be more knowledgeable with these issues.

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#5 Jun 18, 2012
The company introduced the ASR hip replacement products under the FDA 501(k) system, meaning they proved it is similar to other already approved products in the market. This way they skipped clinical trials, which might have pointed out the high failure rates in the first place. Their knowledge about the defects doesn't surprise me at all, but certainly it is one unmoral thing to sell it in light of that information.
Patients affected by these implants have to right to gain compensation. Legal help and information is available at http://www.defectivehip.org/
Stephen

Dallas, TX

#6 Jan 29, 2013
If indeed this news is true, then J&J is very guily of unethical behavior. It would then be ironic that a company who has been known for its ethical code has grossly violated it. Its credo has been an example for ethical behavior and it is very discouraging that they have not lived up to it.
Stephen

Dallas, TX

#7 Jan 29, 2013
If indeed this news is true, then J&J is very guily of unethical behavior. It would then be ironic that a company who has been known for its ethical code has grossly violated it. Its credo has been an example for ethical behavior and it is very discouraging that they have not lived up to it.
Please visit my site: http://www.depuyasrhiplawsuit.com
Ella D J

Paradise Valley, AZ

#8 Feb 22, 2013
Good thing that DePuy hip replacement recall has finally been implemented by its manufacturer, Johnson&Johnson (J&J). J&J have been charged with numerous lawsuits by their clients, legal specialists say. They were the ones affected by the failures and defects (e.g. fractures, displacements, loosening) of DePuy devices. For more inputs, see depuysettlements .com
Gerald

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Mar 22, 2013
I read some posts from a site called the DePuy Hip Recall Information Center and found added information that highlight the unnecessary health problems associated with ASR hip implants. While the recall issued by Johnson & Johnson may have spared thousands of patients from potential complications, the move may have also been a little too late for some of those who have already experienced these ASR-related problems.
Rhea D

Paradise Valley, AZ

#10 Apr 29, 2013
This is very strange. I think I have read at the http://pinnaclelawsuit.typepad.com that there are many people who have experienced pain because of their hip implants. If this is true then the manufacturers need to face the people they have wronged.

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