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Omni Life Hip Apex Arc Replacement Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Depuy Hip Replacement News, Omni LIfe Hip Replacement Lawsuit

Omni Life Apex ARC Hip Replacement Lawyers

OMNI Life Science’s ARC hip Replacement has a  chromium and cobalt ball connecting to a titanium stem, is a metal-on-metal design. This hip replacement is like  DePuy. The OMNI’s ARC system   has   a metal ball inside a titanium stem, resembling the femur. There are increasing reports of failure of the hip implant and out lawyers are filing lawsuit on behalf of victims with a failed hip implant.

 Florida Woman Files Omni Life Hip Replacement Lawsuit

A recipient of the implant  in Florida sued OMNI in June 2014. Her physician determined her ARC hip system caused her to develop a fibrotic and necrotic pseudo tumor and dangerous buildup of chromium, cobalt, and titanium in the blood. Her lawsuit alleges OMNI ignored the flaws in the artificial hip system, which led to its early failure.

Get An Omni Life  Hip Replacement Lawyer

Contact the Hip Replacement Helpline  We can help answer questions you may have about DePuy and Omnilife  hip replacement lawsuits.

Hip Replacements Failing | Hip Replacement Lawsuits Filed

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Biomet Hip Replacement Helpline, Depuy Hip Replacement Blog, Microport Hip replacement lawyers, Stryker Hip Replacement, Wright Hip Replacement Lawyer

Metal On Metal and Metal Components Hip Replacement Lawsuits 

 

Hip replacement implants that can cause serious injury

DePuy Orthopaedics

  • ASR XL Acetabular System
  • ASR Hip Resurfacing System

Zimmer Holdings

  • Durom Cup

Stryker Orthopaedics

  • ABG II modular-neck hip stems
  • Rejuvenate
  • Accolade

Stryker lawsuits have been consolidated into into multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota.

 

MicroPort Orthopedics Inc.

  • PROFEMUR Neck Varus
  • Valgus CoCr 8 Degree, Part number PHAC 1254.

Biomet

  • M2a metal-on-metal hip devices

Biomet M2a Magnum hip lawsuits have been  transferred to the U.S. District Court for the North District of Indiana before the Honorable Robert L. Miller, Jr. as a consolidated  mulri district litigation. As of February 2014, at least 1,141 Biomet hip implant lawsuits had been filed. –

Wright Medical Technology Hip Replacement Lawyers

  • Conserve Plus

Lawsuits are being evaluated for individuals who have experienced problems with a Wright hip replacement and have had or been told they need Hip Revision Surgery

 Hip Replacement Lawsuits For Complications

  • Decreased Mobility- Due to device failure
  • Severe Pain in The Hip, Groin or Thigh
  • Inflammation and Swelling
  • Loosening of the Device
  • Bone Damage
  • Infections
  • Chromium and Cobalt Metal  Poisoning
  • Hip Revision Surgery Needed

 

 

 

 

 

Wright Hip Replacement Helpline | Wright Hip Replacement Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Depuy Hip Replacement Blog, Wright Hip Replacement Lawyer

Wright Hip Replacement Helpline lawyers are filing lawsuits for the faulty Wright CONSERVE line of metal hip implants and its Profemur Z Stem.

Wright Hip Replacement Lawsuits

 

Our Wright Hip Replacement lawyers are fling lawsuits for both the Conserve and Profemur Z lines of hip implants.

Wright Hip Replacement lawsuits are currently under litigation  in MDL 2329 and assigned to the Southern Georgia District Court. The lawsuits have been  combined because they shared  facts related to the “design, manufacture, marketing and performance of Wright’s Conserve line of hip implant products.”

Wright Profemur Z Hip Replacement Lawsuit Complications

  •  Hip Pain,
  • Difficulty Standing or Walking
  • Loosening of the Hip Implant
  • Fracture of the Wright Profemur hip femoral neck
  • Hip Replacement Failure
  • Additional Hip Revision Surgery
  • Aseptic lymphocytic vasculitis-associated lesions (ALVAL)
  • Metal ion exposure
  • Early device failure
  • Pseudotumors

 

 

 

 

Da Vinci Robotics Surgery Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Da Vinci Robotic Surgery lawyers, Depuy Hip Replacement Blog

Robotic Surgery Lawyers

Our Da Vinci Robotic surgery lawyers are filing lawsuit for burn injury from Robotic surgery from gynecological and Prostate surgery.

Da Vinci Surgery Complications

Burns From Robotic Surgery ?

Burns and/or tears of the intestines
Punctured blood vessels or ureters
Severe bowel injuries
Vaginal cuff dehiscence
Excessive bleeding
Death

Da Vinci Surgical Robot Lawsuits Mounting

Robotic surgery has been considered  as a safer way to have surgery than more conventional surgeries. However, there has been a  rising number of deaths and serious injuries linked to the robotic surgery, Patient lawsuits are continuing to mount.. The “da Vinci” Surgical System is a  robotic platform designed which allows surgeons to make fewer, smaller, and more precise incisions when performing surgery on patients.

If you or a loved one has been injured by this procedure call our Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Helpline today

 

DePuy Pinnacle and ASR Hip Replacement Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Depuy Hip Replacement Blog

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DePuy Announces U.S. Settlement Agreement to Compensate ASR™ Hip System Patients Who Had Surgery to Replace Their ASR Hip\

According to WEB MD

Nov. 20, 2013 — Johnson & Johnson says it will pay $2.5 billion to settle lawsuits over faulty hip replacements, making it one of the largest settlements paid out in the medical device industry.

The agreement presented in U.S. District Court in Toledo, Ohio, resolves about 8,000 cases involving patients who had to have the metal ball-and-socket hip implant — called the ASR Hip System — removed or replaced, the Associated Press reported.

The metal implant was pulled from the market in 2010 after data showed that it failed sooner than older types of plastic or ceramic hip implants.

The settlement announced late Tuesday provides about $250,000 per patient and covers those whose implants were removed or replaced before Aug. 31, 2013. Most of the patients are expected to receive their payments in 2014, the AP reported.

J&J’s lawyers have denied that the company acted improperly.

The deal does not cover all lawsuits related to the hip implant, J&J’s DePuy unit said in a statement. “DePuy will continue to defend against remaining claims and believes its actions related to the ASR Hip System have been appropriate and responsible,” the company said.

The ASR Hip System was sold for eight years and used in about 35,000 patients in the United States and more than 90,000 worldwide. Production of the hip implant was halted in 2009 and it was recalled in 2010, the AP reported.

Internal J&J documents suggest that company officials knew about problems with the device at last as far back as 2008. And a 2011 company review of a patient registry said that more than one-third of the hip implants were expected to fail within five years of implantation, the AP reported.

Replacement hips are generally supposed to last at least 10 to 20 years, according to the news service.

Speak to one of our metal on metal hip replacement attorneys.

DePuy Lawsuits To Stay In MDL Is Good News For DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Depuy Hip Replacement Blog

Judge Granted The Request to Stay in DePuy Pinnacle MDL

File Your DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Today

 

The U.S. District Judge, Ed Kinkeade of the Northern District of Texas,  has granted the request to stay most of the pending DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits in multidistrict litigation  No. 2244. The stay will, most likely, remain in effect until the conclusion of the bellwether trials.  The trials are expected to begin in September 2014.

The Bellwether Trials Set The Tone Of Future Hip Replacement Settlements

Currently, there are more than 4,800 DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits pending in MDL No. 2244.

The Pinnacle Lawsuits Are  Similar to ASR hip implants

Many recipients claim that the implant devices have loosened, causing early failure of the device. There have also been many lawsuits for metallosis, or heavy metal poisoning. When the metal components of the hip devices rub against each other, the friction releases metal ions into the blood stream.

Metallosis can cause inflammation, tissue necrosis, and bone deterioration.

Complications In The Lawsuits

  •  Bone fractures,
  • Implant dislocation,
  • Metallosis

Speak to a  DePuy ASR or Pinnacle lawyer today

Stryker Hip Replacement Outreach Campaign Launched To Locate People Injured By The Stryker Recall

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Depuy Hip Replacement Blog

Stryker has recalled their Rejuvenate and metal stem hip replacements for problems and complications. The Strkyer recall is new but, we expect thousands to be injured and need painful revision surgery. The new metal component hip replacement appears to have the same problems as the metal on metal DePuy including chromium and cobalt toxcity.

A campaign is now being launched to locate victims of the Stryker recall who have the:

 

  •     Stryker® Rejuvenate Modular Primary Hip System,
  •     Stryker® Rejuvenate Total hip System,
  •     Modular-Neck Stems,

The first round of the Stryker recall outreach  is projected reach the following cities

  • New York, N.Y.,
  • Los Angeles, Calif.,
  • Chicago, Ill.,
  • Houston, Tex.,
  • Philadelphia, Pa,.
  • Phoenix, Ariz,.
  • San Antonio, Tex.,
  • San Diego, Calif.,
  • Dallas, Tex.,
  • San Jose, Calif.,

Second  Stryker recall Outreach Campaign

  • Jacksonville, Fla.,
  • Indianapolis, Ind.,
  • San Francisco, Calif.,
  • Austin, Tex.,
  • Columbus, Ohio,
  • Fort Worth, Tex.,
  • Charlotte, N.C.,
  • Detroit, Mich.,
  • El Paso, Tex.,
  • Memphis, Tenn.,

Third round of the Stryker recall outreach campaign

  • Baltimore, Md.,
  • Boston, Mass.,
  • Seattle, Wash.,
  • Washington, DC,
  • Nashville,
  • Denver, Colo.,
  • Louisville,
  • Milwaukee, Wis.,
  • Portland, Ore.,
  • Las Vegas, Nev.,

Additional Stryker Lawsuits  Outreach

  • Oklahoma City, Okla,
  • Albuquerque, N.M.,
  • Tucson, Ariz.,
  • Fresno, Calif.,
  • Sacramento, Calif.,
  • Long Beach, Calif.,
  • Kansas City, Mo.,
  • Mesa, Ariz.,
  • Virginia Beach, Va.,
  • Atlanta, Ga.,
  • Colorado Springs, Colo.,
  • Omaha, Nebr.,
  • Raleigh, N.C.,
  • Miami, Fla.,
  • Cleveland, Ohio,
  • Tulsa, Okla.,
  • Oakland, Calif,.
  • Minneapolis, Minn.,
  • Wichita, Kans.,
  • Arlington,,

J & J Payoff for DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits, DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Depuy Hip Replacement News

Hip replacement helpline lawyers are filing lawsuits for people with failed hip replacements. The first group of payoffs has commenced.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), which faces about 8,000 lawsuits over hip implants it recalled in 2010, agreed to pay about $600,000 to resolve three cases in the first settlements of the litigation, people familiar with the accords said.

Officials of J&J’s DePuy unit agreed earlier this month to settle Nevada residents’ suits over the company’s ASR hip implants, two people familiar with the agreement said. The company will pay about $200,000 a case to resolve the suits before they were scheduled to go to trial later this year, the people said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly about the accords.

J&J officials were able to negotiate settlements “at the low end of what the company should have expected” to pay, Eric Gordon, a business professor at the University of Michigan who follows the pharmaceutical industry, said in a telephone interview yesterday. “J&J should have expected to pay in the $200,000-to-$500,000 range per case.”

J&J’s DePuy unit recalled its 93,000 ASR hips worldwide in 2010, including 37,000 in the U.S., saying more than 12 percent of the devices failed within five years. Lawsuits in federal and state courts describe patients in pain and immobilized by joint dislocations, infections and bone fractures.
Metal Debris

Patients suing J&J, based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, claim metal debris from the hips, made from a cobalt and chromium alloy, causes tissue death around the joint and may increase metal ions in the bloodstream to harmful levels.

Bill Price, a spokesman for J&J, declined in a phone interview yesterday to comment on the settlements.

J&J faces more than 8,000 cases alleging the ASR hips are defective, according to court filings. U.S. District Judge David Katz in Toledo, Ohio, is overseeing about 6,000 federal suits that have been consolidated for pretrial evidence gathering. The drugmaker also is defending itself in more than 2,000 cases filed in courts in California, Maryland, Nevada and other states.

The first settlements involve cases filed in state court in Las Vegas, the people familiar with the accords said. Claims by Annelise Rundle, Martha Bender and Katherine Guy had been consolidated and set for trial Dec. 3, according to court documents.
Three Women

Rundle, 74, Bender, 69, and Guy, 60, all had ASR hip replacements done by the same surgeon during the past six years, court filings in Las Vegas show. All three later had the artificial hips removed after experiencing pain and other side effects, according to the filings.

Tests on Rundle showed she had health problems associated with metal filings from her hip, her lawyers said in the filings. In Bender’s case, doctors discovered evidence of bone damage from the device, lawyers said.

“Each of these plaintiffs has incurred a painful and debilitating hip-revision surgery as a result of the failure of their DePuy ASR Hip,” their lawyers said in a December filing.

J&J lawyer’s countered in court filings that the hips didn’t cause Rundle and the other women to develop life- threatening illnesses.

Medical records turned over by Rundle’s doctors, for example, showed she was “generally healthy with no major medical problems,” the company’s lawyers said in a Jan. 17 court filing in Las Vegas challenging the women’s request for an early trial date.

Brian Franciskato, a Kansas City, Missouri-based lawyer for the three women, declined in a telephone interview today to comment on the settlement.
$800 Million

The company said in January that it spent about $800 million on the recall during the past two years. It wouldn’t estimate its product-liability costs.

J&J faces a state-court trial in Prince George’s County, Maryland, in January involving three hip-replacement recipients, according to court filings. Those cases would be the first to go to trial if they aren’t settled.

The first federal trial of claims over the devices is expected in March or April, lawyers involved in the consolidated cases said earlier this year.

The University of Michigan’s Gordon contends it may cost the drugmaker as much as $2 billion to resolve all litigation over DePuy’s ASR hips.
‘Giant Number’

“They’re looking at a giant number before it’s done because there are a giant number of cases,” Gordon said. The biggest benefit to J&J out the Nevada settlements is that the drugmaker has “anchored settlement expectations at the low end of the range,” he said.

J&J’s rose 8 cents to $67.78 in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. The company’s 4.95 percent bonds, due to mature in May 2033, fell $1.23, or 1 percent, to $121 after news of the hip settlements was announced.

The consolidated Nevada cases are Rundle v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., A-11-636272, Clark County District Court (Las Vegas).

The federal case is In re DePuy Orthopedics Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, 10-MD-2197, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (Toledo).

To contact the reporters on this story: Jef Feeley in Wilmington, Delaware at jfeeley@bloomberg.net; David Voreacos in Newark at dvoreacos@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew Dunn at adunn8@bloomberg.net

 

Stryker Hip Replacement Helpline, Stryker Recall Lawyers

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A Stryker Hip Replacement Helpline has been launched for victims of the latest Stryker voluntary recall of the Stryker ABG II modular-neck stem used for total hip replacement surgery and the Stryker Rejuvinate modular-neck stem hip implant. The  Stryker hip implants have been recalled due to the fact that they could fret or corrode, harming body tissue and causing pain or swelling.

Complications and Injuries that are noted include:

  •     Severe inflammatory reactions
  •     Pain in the groin
  •     Need for additional medical care and revision surgeries
  •     Breakdown of muscles, tendons and other soft tissues in and around the hip joint
  •     Loss of surrounding bone
  •     Loss of mobility

The Stryker Rejuvenate side effects  appear to be similiar to the  Metal on Metal Hip Replacements that have caused a landslide of lawsuits against DePuy Orthopedics.
While other types of hip implants such as those made by Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. involve a metal ball rubbing against a metal socket, the Stryker Rejuvenate products involve a metal neck inside a metal stem. It appears that lawyers are beginning to build cases against Stryker as a part of the complete metal on metal hip replacement lawsuits. Stryker does run the risk of metal toxicity as chromium and cobalt poisoning may occur.

Anyone experiencing side effects from these Stryker products is advised to call the Stryker Hip Replacement Helpline for a Stryker Hip Replacement lawyer.

 

Stryker states that the rate of complications arising from the recalled devices was "extremely low." The company based its recall decision on information collected since the products hit the market, saying it "may be predictive of a trend." It instructed patients implanted with the devices to contact their surgeon.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a Stryker Rejuvenate product  a Stryker Hip replacement Lawyer contact the Stryker Hip Replacement Helpline for a

Hip replacement lawyer.