All-Metal Hip Implants Will Receive Tougher Scrutiny from FDA

FDA Says Hip Implants Are Dangerous and Should Be Used with Caution All-metal hip implants have been the subject of thousands of consumer lawsuits in the past few years. Patients who have had the devices implanted complain of several complications after surgery, including metallosis, infection, and a high failure rate. The FDA and all-metal hip … [Read more...]

Pinnacle Hip Recall Lawsuit

Pinnacle Hip Recall Lawyers The DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant, not unlike its DePuy ASR XL Hip Replacement counterpart, bears a metal on metal design. The main difference between the two devices is that the DePuy Pinnacle Implant has not been recalled.  However, that does not mean there are not any problems associated with the replacement … [Read more...]

Johnson & Johnson Reportedly Offers $2 Billion as Settlement in DePuy Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Suits

Johnson & Johnson Offers $200,000 Per Plaintiff in DePuy Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Personal Injury Lawsuits The New Jersey-based company Johnson & Johnson faces more than 10,000 lawsuits against their DePuy Orthopedics division for metal-on-metal hip replacement devices that have caused serious personal injury. The company has … [Read more...]

FDA’s proposed medical device tracking system could help TVM patients

At the beginning of this month, the FDA announced they would create a system to track medical devices and their problems, called the unique device identifier, or UDI. This code, made up of a series of letters and numbers, will work much like other product codes or bar codes, and identify the device’s manufacturer and model in a larger database. … [Read more...]

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