by Marilyn McGoldrick, Esq. Zimmer has announced a voluntary recall of its M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology Femoral Stems and Necks used in hip replacements, because higher than expected amounts of manufacturing residues were left on the devices. Zimmer calls this a “process monitoring failure”; you’d probably call it not cleaning the parts properly before putting… Read More


The FDA and DePuy have issued a class-1 recall, the highest alert, of DePuy’s femur and tibia implant called the LPS Lower Extremity Dovetail Intercalary Component. This is because this device has the potential to fracture when the patient walks normally or conducts normal activities – like ascending stairs, or rising from a chair. People weighing over 200 pounds or with high activity levels are at higher risk of fractures.… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Apr 9, 2013 9:15:00 AM After the first Fosamax fractured femur trial ended in mistrial because of the plaintiff’s unrelated illness, a 58-year old New York woman is bringing Merck to court over a broken femur suffered after she bent to pick something up in her driveway. First approved for… Read More