DePuy is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.  While the name Johnson & Johnson may bring to mind baby powder and band-aids, in reality the company has put many defective medical devices on the market, including defective hip implants and transvaginal mesh implants.  These devices were marketed as safe and effective, but the reality has been very different.

In 1998, Johnson & Johnson acquired DePuy, and in 2000, DePuy was one of the first medical device manufacturers to launch metal-on-metal hip implants.  While the company advertised it as a huge improvement for those requiring hip implants, across the board, metal-on-metal hip implants have had serious complications including metal poisoning, joint dislocation, and loosening implants.

If you have a metal-on-metal hip implant and are suffering serious side effects, we invite you to learn more about this subject by browsing the content on our website.  When you are ready to discuss your particular case, please contact an attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP.  When you contact our firm, you will speak directly to an attorney who can provide immediate answers to your questions.  Begin the process of recovery; contact us today.

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Federal Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Delayed

The first federal trial against Johnson and Johnson for its ASR hip implant was supposed to start on September 14, but U.S. District Judge David Katz has signed an order postponing it because of problems scheduling expert witnesses on both sides.  Additionally, there have been problems with general pre-trial discovery because of the fact that…

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DePuy Considers Massive Settlement for Hip Implants

Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy subsidiary is facing massive liability over its metal on metal hip implants, in particular the Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) implants.  In March 2013, a jury granted plaintiff Loren “Bill” Kransky $8.3 million in compensatory damages for medical expenses and pain and suffering.  The jury did not impose punitive damages. Now DePuy…

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Is the FDA To Blame for the DePuy Hip Implant Debacle?

As more and more metal on metal hip implants fail and are recalled, many are wondering how they passed FDA scrutiny in the first place.  How was such a flawed medical device approved in the first place? The answer is the 510(k) clearance process for medical devices, a now controversial system of clearing moderate risk…

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