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Hip Replacements

Zimmer Ordered to Pay $2 Million in Hip Implant Case

Zimmer hip implant case

In a March 31, 2017 ruling, Zimmer was ordered to pay more than $2 million to a New Mexico man for a defective hip implant with an “unreasonably dangerous design.”

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Record $1 Billion Verdict in Pinnacle Hip Replacement Trial

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Yesterday, a federal jury in Dallas, TX, awarded a record $1 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to six plaintiffs injured by the company’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants.

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What is a Hip Replacement?

Hip problems

More and more people turn to hip replacement surgeries to give them back their mobility and to relieve the pain caused by diseases such as osteoarthritis.

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Wright Medical: $240 Million Metal-on-Metal Hip Settlement

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On November 1, 2016, under a Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), Wright Medical Technology, Inc., reached a $240 million settlement agreement for nearly 1,300 product liability lawsuits filed by individuals nationwide over its metal-on-metal hip implants.

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More Issues with Stryker V40 Femoral Heads

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Earlier this month, we updated you on a Hazard Alert regarding a taper lock failure for a specific range of LFIT-V40 Metal Heads.

Other serious problems have been reported related to the LFIT-V40 chrome/cobalt heads, which include:

  • Metallossis
  • Catastrophic head-neck dissociation

Our knowledgeable staff is available at (877) 284-6600.

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Hazard Alert: Stryker Hip Implant LFIT V40 Metal Heads – Taper Lock Failure

Accolade TMZF femoral System

On September 27, 2016, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia, in consultation with Stryker Orthopaedics, issued a hazard alert for a specific range of LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads.

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High Failure Rate for Zimmer Biomet M2a 38mm Hip Implants

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Medical device manufacturer Zimmer Biomet has issued a voluntary field safety corrective action for its M2a 38mm metal-on-metal hips warning European surgeons of problems with the device. Even though there are thousands of patients in the US with the same device, no such warnings have been issued here.

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Bair Hugger Potential Cause of Joint Replacement Infections

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Joint replacement infections can develop while you’re still in the hospital or after you go home. There are many complaints from patients alleging their infections were caused during the actual joint replacement surgery itself when a forced-air warming unit commonly used by hospitals called the Bair Hugger was used.

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Have You Suffered an Infection after a Joint Replacement?

Joint Replacement Infection in hip

Two of the most commonly performed surgeries are knee and hip replacements, helping to relieve pain and enabling you to lead a much more active life.

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Jury Finds Against Johnson & Johnson in Pinnacle Hip Trial Awarding Almost $500 Million

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March 17, 2016, A federal jury in Dallas awarded a $497.6 million verdict to five people over the defective Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. and Johnson & Johnson.

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