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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Problems To Be Reviewed by Ireland

Ireland has launched a safety review of metal-on-metal hip implants, as it creates its own database to track knee and hip replacements. It has come the latest of several countries to raise warnings about the all-metal hip design, which has been linked to reports of loosening and early failure.…

Jury Verdict of $8.3M in DePuy ASR Trial to Stand

A California judge has upheld a jury award of $8.3 million in damages returned in a DePuy ASR trial, which was the first of thousands of cases to reach a jury involving the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement system.  …

Attorney Group Warns of Metal Hip Preemption Risk

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The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is urging federal health regulators not to allow manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip replacements to escape liability through product liability lawsuits by going through the FDA’s premarket approval (PMA) process years after the devices were introduced.…

Lawsuits over DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implants in Federal MDL Tops 4,000

While most of the media attention in recent months involving Johnson & Johnson’s hip replacement business has focused on lawsuits over the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant, recent court documents suggest that the company also faces more than 4,000 lawsuits over the DePuy Pinnacle hip, which features a similar metal-on-metal design that has also been linked to premature failure and problems caused by the release of metal debris as the components rub against each other.  …