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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.

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 […]

What Raises Risks of Post-Surgery Complications?

The risks associated with hip surgery rise due to certain factors, including age, gender, ethnicity, and weight.

Misleading Ads Published in DePuy’s Brochure

DePuy’s ads are misleading because they market their hip as allowing for higher range of motion, when in reality many hips have failed.

What To Do After Getting a Letter from DePuy

After receiving a letter from DePuy, hip surgery patients should take a few precautions to ensure your rights are protected.

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 […]

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