Category Archives: Defective Joints

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This Hip Implant Lawsuit Just Resulted in a $1 Billion Verdict

Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary company, DePuy Orthopaedics, have been ordered by a Texas jury to pay six plaintiffs more than $1 billion in damages. According to a jury, both companies did not warn consumers about risks involved with using Pinnacle hip implants. Jurors also concluded both companies marketed Pinnacle hip replacements as safer and more durable than other…
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What Kinds of Injuries Are Caused by Defective Hip Implants?

Many people who receive hip replacement implants suffer from painful conditions that limit mobility, such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. Hip implants are supposed to improve the quality of life for these people by granting improved mobility and independence. However, several manufacturers have faced lawsuits for defective hip implants that caused significant health problems for these people. Metal-on-metal devices may…
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OMNI Apex K2 Hip Replacement – Medical Device Recall & Investigation

In recent months, the OMNI Apex K2 Hip Replacement implants have been under investigation as deterioration and premature failure of these medical devices is discovered. Any recipients of these modular hip replacement parts could be at risk in as little as one year after implant surgery. What is the OMNI Apex K2 Hip Replacement System? The OMNI Corporation, formerly known…
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KB Recovers Over $5,000,000 in settlement of Depuy ASR hip implant claims

Keefe Law Firm’s product liability team recently recovered over $5,000,000 on behalf of his clients who suffered from a recalled hip implant known as the Depuy ASR. These implants, composed of metal-on-metal articulating surfaces, were thought to provide greater wear resistance and hence greater longevity. Unfortunately, these devices actually wore out faster than previous iterations of the product, causing them to…
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Jury Awards $9.1 Million to Man Claiming Zimmer Failed to Warn of its Defective Durom Cup Hip Implant

A Los Angeles jury has awarded $9.1 million to Gary Kline, a California man who states that Zimmer Holdings Inc. failed to warn him that its metal on metal hip implant, known as the Durom Cup, was defective and had the propensity to fail prematurely.  Mr. Kline had a Zimmer Durom Cup hip device implanted in 2007.  Doctors were forced…
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Keefe Law Firm Appointed Co-Lead Counsel for DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation in New Jersey

Red Bank, N.J. – May 10, 2011 – Today the Court appointed Keefe Law Firm as co-lead counsel in the DePuy ASR hip implant litigation for the State of New Jersey. The Court’s Order ratified Keefe Law Firm’s election to the post by participating lawyers from New Jersey and other parts of the country. Previously, the New Jersey Supreme Court…
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The verdict is in! Jury awards $8.3 million in first DePuy hip case

March 3, 2013 – Los Angeles jurors voted today to award $8.3 million to Mr. Loren “Bill” Kransky, a Montana man injured by a faulty DePuy hip replacement part. The man reportedly received his hip implant, a metal on metal unit, in 2007. Kransky suffered numerous health consequences as a result of particulates shaving off of the replacement part during…
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California Superior Court Judge Denies Motion to Overturn An $8.26 Million Judgment in Depuy ASR Hip Case

A California Judge denied Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary DePuy Inc.’s motion to overturn an $8.26 million judgment awarded to hip implant-recipient Loren Kransky. Red Bank, NJ (I-Newswire) June 17, 2013 – A California Judge denied Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary DePuy Inc.’s motion to overturn an $8.26 million judgment awarded to hip implant-recipient Loren Kransky, who suffered serious complications due to…
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Metal on Metal Hip Implants Become a Mounting Problem

Since orthopedic surgeons began using metal on metal implant devices about ten years ago, there has been concern within the medical community that this type of implant can cause allergic reactions in certain patients, especially those receiving metal on metal hip implants. However, these concerns have grown considerably due to emerging research and cases in which the metal debris from…
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More Information on the FDA RECALL Stryker Spine – OASYS Midline Occiput Plate

According to the FDA, Stryker has received reports indicating post-operative fracture of the pin that connects the tulip head to the plate body. This may cause adverse health consequences including blood loss, nerve injury, and even the need for revision surgery to replace the fractured implant. Five lots of Stryker’s OASYS Midline Occiput Plate systems were recalled due to this…
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