Five plaintiffs were awarded a total of $502 million dollars in the 2nd test (bellwether) case to go to trial against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) relating to its Depuy Pinnacle hip implants, in January of 2016,  J&J appealed the verdict, which the trial judge reduced to $151 million dollars.  The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument on December 7, 2017, and issued their opinion  in April 2018. The Fifth Circuit overturned the entire verdict and remanded the case back to the Northern District of Texas and Judge Ed Kinkeade for a new trial.… Read More


Stryker Corporation has notified physicians and hospitals of an Urgent Medical Device Recall of its LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chrome V39 femoral heads manufactured before 2011. Stryker received what it called a “higher than expected” number of reports from doctors of taper lock failure.… Read More


A jury in Dallas federal court ordered Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay more than $1 billion dollars to six Pinnacle hip recipients who suffered serious medical complications from their DePuy Pinnacle hip implants. The jury found that the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hips were defectively designed, and that J&J and DePuy failed to warn patients and doctors about the risks.… Read More


A federal jury in Georgia awarded $11 million to plaintiff Robyn Christiansen in the first Wright Conserve metal-on-metal hip implant bellwether trial. After a two-week trial and three days of deliberations, the jury ruled that the Conserve hip implant was defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous, and that manufacturer Wright Medical had mislead the plaintiff as to the product’s safety.… Read More


A California state court jury has awarded $9.2 million dollars to a man who received Zimmer’s Durom Cup metal-on-metal hip implant in 2007 and was forced to have it surgically removed 15 months later. Gary Kline, age 59, presented evidence that his doctors performed two traumatic surgeries in 15 months in an attempt to repair… Read More


DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., recalled the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular Hip System on August 24, 2010, three years ago this coming Saturday. The three-year statute of limitations applicable to Massachusetts claims (and claims in states with a similar limitations period) could possibly expire in many cases at the end of this month. DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, recalled its ASR Hip System because of an exceptionally high failure rate and resulting metal poisoning. DePuy’s Pinnacle® metal-on-metal hip system, which remains on the market today but is being phased out by J&J, is experiencing similar failures.… Read More


As part of a recall affecting thousands of its metal-on-metal hips, Stryker has hired a third-party claims administrator, Broadspire Services, Inc., to evaluate claims for reimbursement of costs associated with its recalled hips. Stryker is offering to reimburse patients for testing, treatment, revision surgery and other costs associated to the recall.… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Feb 14, 2013 2:00:00 AM Many are aware that DePuy recalled its defective ASR-model hip implants. The ASR, as well as DePuy’s Pinnacle hip, have a metal-on-metal ball and cup design that has caused serious injuries to recipients. We continue to represent individual clients who received these defective hip implants.… Read More


On January 17, the FDA issued new guidance for patients with metal hip implants. While the DePuy ASR hip implants were recalled over 2 years ago, this is the first time the FDA has issued guidance regarding all metal hip implants. What is new is that the FDA is recommending that patients with certain symptoms… Read More