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Stryker Settles All-Metal Hip Implant Lawsuits for $1 Billion

Stryker and Plaintiffs Agree to $1 Billion All-Metal Hip Implant Settlement In 2012, Stryker Corp. issued a massive product recall for their all-metal hip implants, especially models Rejuvenate and ABG II. Along with the product recall, Stryker warned surgeons to immediately stop using the all-metal hip devices because they could cause pain, … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuit: Recalled in July

Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuit Stryker Orthopaedics has recalled two of its hip implant models because the devices are "fretting and deteriorating" that could trigger severe pain, inflammation and other complications. The recall includes the Styker's Rejuvenate Modular and ABGII modular-neck stem models. These devices have a femoral stem and … [Read more...]

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