Archive for the ‘hip implant failure’ Category

UK Joint Registry Reports DePuy ASR Hip Failing at Higher Rates

40,000 of the 90,000 hip implant patients live in the US. FDA studying negative health effects. Medical experts expect hip failure rates as high as 50%.

Over 350 Lawsuits Filed Against DePuy in August

More than 350 cases filed in an Ohio Federal court in August 2011. Lawsuits filed consolidated in multi-district litigation under Judge David Katz.

Hip Replacement Recall Spotlights Technology Dangers

DePuy hip replacement recall shows concerns growing that metal on metal hip replacement systems may pose more dangers to patients than medical benefits.

Hip Recall Patients Advised not to Share Information with DePuy

In the wake of the global hip replacement recall DePuy has hired Broadspire, a claims adjustment company to […]

How DePuy Could Actually Profit from the Hip Recall

There are 1 million artificial knees and hips implanted each year in the United States. Because none of […]

Medical Device Manufacturers Government Influence

The relationships between politicians, medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies are closely tied.

DePuy Blames Doctors for Hip Replacement Failures

Prior to the recall, DePuy insisted that instances of device failure were due to incorrect positioning of the […]

DePuy ASR Defective Design

What DePuy ASR Implant Design Problems Caused the Hip Replacement Recall? The ASR XL Acetabular artificial hip, manufactured […]

Flaws in FDA Medical Device Approval Process (Part 2)

Methods Currently Used by the FDA May Put Patients At Risk A further complication in the instance of […]

Flaws in FDA Medical Device Approval Process (Part 1)

Is the FDA Keeping You Safe From Harm? The DePuy Orthopaedics ASR XL Acetabular hip is an example […]

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