Tag Archives: hip implant failure

Wright Conserve Hip Litigation, Settlement & Product History

The settlement programs spearheaded by Pope McGlamry’s leadership are in full swing. Nearly 2,000 Wright Medical Conserve claims have or are being settled through three (3) separate and staged settlements with Wright Medical, totaling approximately $340 million. Wright Conserve MDL The Wright Conserve Multi-District Litigation (MDL) was created in February 2012, consolidating all federal court […]

$2.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiff in DePuy Case

Last week, on February 3, a jury in Tulsa County, Oklahoma returned a $2.5 million compensatory damage verdict in favor of Plaintiff Andrea Smith against Defendants DePuy Orthopaedics and DePuy International following implantation and subsequent revision surgery of a defective DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement device.  (Smith v. DePuy, CJ-2011-5804, District Court, Tulsa County, Oklahoma) […]

Profemur Trials Approved for Coordinated Pretrial Proceedings

Last month, we noted that Tennessee’s Shelby County Circuit Court was considering whether to coordinate claims involving fractures of Wright Medical’s Profemur® Hip System. The Profemur® Hip System is a modular hip implant device developed and distributed by Wright Medical that has fractured and catastrophically failed post-implant at a frequency well above industry norms.  A […]

Wright Profemur Litigation Awaiting Ruling by TN State Court on Consolidation

The Profemur® Hip System is a modular hip implant device developed and distributed by Wright Medical that has fractured within patients at a frequency well above industry norms.  A fracture event almost always requires painful, emergency revision surgery, and in many cases the revision includes an extended trochanteric osteotomy.  The Profemur® device has been distributed […]

Johnson & Johnson Wins First DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial

Last month, a Dallas jury heard the first of thousands of pending metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implant cases to be tried.  After an 8-week trial and 3 days of deliberation, the jury found for DePuy.   Specifically, jurors in the federal court concluded that the Pinnacle implant’s design was not the cause of the failure and DePuy […]

Hip Implant Systems Not Adequately Tested

Recently published research reveals that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not done an adequate job at regulating hip replacement systems. As the first trials over Johnson & Johnson’s defective Pinnacle Ultamet hip implant equipment begin across the United States, patients and doctors are left wondering whether these manufacturers were asked to provide evidence […]

Johnson & Johnson on Trial for Defective Hip Replacement Systems

Following Johnson & Johnson’s agreement to a $2.5 billion settlement for their defective ASR hip replacement system, they are again facing legal action for their Pinnacle Ultamet line of hip replacement equipment. According to the lawsuit, Johnson & Johnson’s Pinnacle hip replacement systems are liable to release metal content into the patient’s bloodstream, which can […]

DePuy Agrees to $2.5 Billion ASR Hip Replacement Settlement

Following a long litigation process, DePuy has agreed to a $2.5 billion settlement for its defective ASR XL Acetabular hip replacement and ASR hip resurfacing systems. Roughly 98% of those involved in a mass tort against the company will receive compensation, although those who underwent revision surgery after August 2013 are not included in this […]

Lawsuits Swell Against Faulty Stryker Hip Replacement Technology

Stryker is once again the target of legal action, this time for their Accolade TMZF Femoral Hip Stem technology. Readers may recall previous legal complaints of premature hip failure with Stryker’s Trident System and the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular neck stems. The plaintiffs claim that the company sold the product already knowing about the […]