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ANOTHER DEFECTIVE HIP RECALL FROM STRYKER MEDICAL

ANOTHER DEFECTIVE HIP RECALL FROM STRYKER MEDICAL

First, it was Stryker Medical’s Accolade TMZF Plus Hip Stem, which was recalled in 2011 because of a problem due to employee error. This was followed in 2012 by the Rejuvenate and ABG II Femoral Stems, which were prone to failure and were responsible for metal...

8.3 MILLION DOLLAR AWARD OVER DEFECTIVE HIP

J&J Must Pay $8.3 Million Over Defective Hip, Jury Says By Maurice Possley, David Voreacos & Edvard Pettersson  Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s DePuy unit defectively designed a metal-on-metal hip implant and was negligent, a California jury decided in the first...

HIP IMPLANT RECALLS/ CHROMIUM AND COBALT POISONING

Early this year, DePuy issued their recall for the ASR XL Acetabular System sold in the United States. Doctors began recommending revision surgery to those of their patients who reported pain or an overall failure of the DePuy hip implant. In many cases, the doctor...

HIP IMPLANT COMPLAINTS SURGE

The New York Times, www.nytimes.com, reports that the federal government has received a surge in complaints in recent months about failed hip replacements. The Food and Drug Administration has received more than 5,000 reports since January 2011 about metal-on-metal...

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