Health: DePuy Hip Implant Causing Lasting Problems For Local Patients

Dec 2, 2011 Full story: CBS Local 13

Cleveland Clinic , DePuy Hip Implant , Dr. Steven Nissen , Faye Madgitz , FDA , Health Watch , Hip Implant , Jamie Sheller , Johnson and Johnson , Larry Hebdon , Ruth Hebdon , Stephanie Stahl PHILADELPHIA - Growing concerns about a defective medical device, and a lack of oversight.

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Lovely

New York, NY

#1 Dec 6, 2011
Along with DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.’s recall of its Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip systems, many complications also saw light and one of them is what is known as the “DePuy” hip implant metallosis. Metallosis is among the allegations in the several lawsuits that have been filed against Johnson & Johnson’s, DePuy’s mother company. The DePuy hip implant metallosis is the metal poisoning of cobalt and chromium in the soft tissue which could lead a patient to suffer pain and potentially dangerous side effects. The heavy metal build-up particularly chromium and cobalt in the tissue is allegedly caused by the defective design of the metal-on-metal (MoM) ASR hip implants. According to a New York Times article, several orthopedic specialists said that they believed that the design of the ASR cup, which is shallower than some similar devices, was at the heart of the implant’s problems. More information about metallosis could be gleaned from here http://www.rotlaw.com/depuy-asr/ .
Pia

New York, NY

#2 Dec 9, 2011
Articles that I've come across in this website http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com/sym... have talked about how the metal-on-metal hip implants, particularly those manufactured by the DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., could put patients at risk of having high levels of chromium and cobalt in the body, a condition otherwise known as metallosis. Studies said that metallosis could leave lasting effects on patients even after the implants have already been removed.
Margaret Dailey

Chicago, IL

#3 Dec 16, 2011
With approximately 93,000 patients globally, the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System were recalled after data revealed that the devices fail prematurely in 1 out of 8 recipients. These two devices have been manufactured and marketed since 2003 by DePuy. DePuy is a subsidiary company of Johnson and Johnson who issued a worldwide recall of their hip replacement products. With lawsuits piling up worldwide, DePuy should duly address the hip replacement problems encountered by its clients. It is also best that they would disseminate more information about defective hip replacement symptoms so that the patients would be given immediate medical attention. More information here: http://www.hiprecalllaw.com/symptoms/ .

Since: Jan 12

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#5 Jan 17, 2012
I read many news about the recalled hip implants but when you hear the personal side of this story you realize how seriously were lives affected by these faulty products. Even those people, with this implant, who doesn't suffered any complications, are always on the edge, worrying when their implant it's going to fail. For the peace of mind of these people, are sites like http://www.defectivehip.org/ so important, containing useful information about the recalled systems.
Bradley

Anonymous Proxy

#6 Jan 31, 2012
Indeed there are several cased of patients suffering from DePuy Hip Implantation instead of the promised to get rid of the pain caused by arthritis it is causing lasting problems for local patients. See http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com/
David

Clarks Summit, PA

#7 Feb 24, 2012
Then, the local government may need to check on this and see how they can help. http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com/
Ashley

Torrance, CA

#8 Mar 9, 2012
There has been a thousand complain already of the defective total hip replacement. See also http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com/last-year...

Since: May 12

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#9 Jun 7, 2012
Actually, many orthopedic doctors believe that the company J&J knew their device was flawed from the start and this device was then sell right away to the market without clinical trials that is now many were affected and suffering with this devices. You can read many cases here: http://www.rotlaw.com/depuy-pinnacle
Steve Bigelow

Prescott, AZ

#10 Jun 26, 2012
I am getting sick and tired of seeing comments that point patients towards Legal Websites. Patients need to become aware that they do not have to sign with one of these many, many, many, attornies that will not even be litigating anything on their behalf. They just load em up and bring as many clients that they can snag to the Settlement Matrix negotiated by Depuy Attorneys in the best interest of Depuy that leaves all these patients with small settlements. There have to be other alternatives!!
http://www.depuyrescue.info/index.html
Alyssa

Flushing, NY

#11 Oct 30, 2012
Statistics from the http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com/hip-repla... may also tell of the problems encountered by those who have had a hip replacement from DePuy. It can be overwhelming to file a case when one is not yet well-versed to legal procedures.Hip implants by local patients that have a metal on metal materials often lead to worsening of symptoms.
Sean

Dallas, TX

#12 Mar 8, 2013
We just hope that with the new leadership under Ekdahl, he can help a lot in the on-going problem of the company especially 10,000 lawsuit has been being filed against DePuy ASR hip systems for allegedly being defective. To know more about this, check www.hipreplacementlawsuitcenter.com/what-kind...
Dean

New York, NY

#13 Mar 8, 2013
Let us hope that with the new leadership, DePuy Orthopeadic, a unit of Johnson and Johnson, can find solution over this growing number of complaints and that they can come up with a remedy, to know more about this cases check http://www.depuyrecallnewscenter.com/lawsuits...
Seth

Las Vegas, NV

#14 May 2, 2013
Hearing those news of people suffering due to these implants are horrible. And learning some things about these products during the Kransky trials may only make one more angry. This product was marketed even when there were reports from experts that there might be defects in the design. Further, test were not very favorable. In spite of these, they still continued to market the product which has resulted to thousands of injuries. More on these revelations by checking accounts of the trial by going over articles in DePuy Settlement Information Center.

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