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Hip Replacement LawsuitsMany of the Hip replacement manufacturers of the metal-on-metal hip implants have recalled their implants for functional defects. There have been settlement offers on hip replacements for victims of a faulty hip implant or cobalt and chromium poisoning to the blood stream.
Hip Replacement Revision Surgery LawsuitsHip replacement or revision surgery is one of the most common orthopedic procedures performed in the United States. There have been numerous defective implants placed on the market resulting in needles pain, suffering and revision surgeries
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Below is a list of cases our hip replacement lawyers will take a look at.
- Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Neck Cases – All
- Stryker ABG II Modular neck Cases – All
- Stryker Accolade (TMZF) Stem cases with Cobalt Chromium modular heads. These stems have the potential for significant head neck corrosion – All cases with Metallosis.
- Wright Medical Conserve Cup (MOM) cases – ALL
- Wright Medical Profemur Stem Cases (this is their modular neck design)- These cases are prone to Fracture (either the titanium or CoCr necks) and Metallosis. ALL.
- Depuy ASR – ALL
- Depuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal (MOM) with modular heads greater than 36 mm.
- Zimmer Durom Cup cases with modular heads greater than 36 mm.
- Zimmer M/L Taper Kinectiv Stem cases (this is their Modular neck design)- All cases with Metallosis.
- Biomet M2A 38mm / Magnum MOM cases. ALL cases with Metallosis.
- DJO / Encore MOM hip cases. All cases revised due to Metallosis.
- Omnilife Apex Arc – This is a smaller manufacturer but this device is a mixed metal modular neck device. ALL
- Smith & Nephew R3 (MOM) cup cases. Only cases that have metallosis and were revised or need a revision.
- Smith & Nephew SMF stem (this is their mixed metal modular neck product). We have not seen many of these yet but, our hip replacement lawyers are interested in them.
It has become apparent that there is a large number of drugs and devices class actions that have been filed against manyfacturers that have targeted women.
We can start with the Dow Corning siicone breast implant class action of years ago. Women are still suffering today. The Dow Corning Trust just recently launched a silicone breast implant explant program. The leaking silicone and bursting implants lead to toxicity related immune system diseases like lupus and fibromylagia and other immune deficiency diseases. Women to this date are still suffering from their Dow silicone Breast Implants and the Dow Corning settlement trust is stll living out payments like the new breast explant program.
Fosamax was supposed to cure osteoporosis but ended up causing femur fractures.Then we have Yaz and Yasmine birth control pills. Young women were having their lives altered by pre-mature strokes, pulmonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis, blood clots and heart attacks. Many girls harmed were barely starting a college life.
History moves along to the metal on metal and metal componednt hip replacements like the DePuy Pinnacle and ASR Hip Replacement and the Stryker Rejuvinate and ABG II Modular Stems. These are a metal on metal hip replacement recalled for their need for revision surgery. These hip replacements failed in women more then men. The smaller frame of a women makes the device more prone to problems in the female structure.
NuvRing has been another disaster for women causing:
blood clots in women
cerebral thrombosis in women
deep vein thrombosis
heart attack in women
retinal thrombosis in women
stroke or cerebral hemorrhage
thrombophlebitis and venous thrombosis with or without embolism
toxic shock syndrome
Fosamax for osteoporosis actually causes what it is prescribed to fix , femur fractures.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
The biggest and most horrific is the the various vaginal mesh devices for urinary incontinence and uterine, bladder and bowel prolapse. This mesh device is made of a Prolene plastic synthetic fiber that has been falling aprt in women. Thousands of women across the country are screaming the horrors of the vaginal mesh and lawsuits are being filed in droves. Women are in severe pain described as razor blades. The mesh has been reported by female victims to be eroding thru the vaginal wall and at times into the bladder and bowel. Women can no longer have sexual intercourse and marriages are falling apart. Women are losing their jobs and cannot work. And then we have the Mirena IUD which has been gravitating our of postion and ending up embedded in the uterus or a nearby organ.
Lives are being ruined and justice must be sought. Lawsuits are the only thing these manufacturers understand.
Have You Been Contacted By A Representative Company Offering To Pay For Your Hip Implant Revision Surgery?
Speak to a Stryker lawyer first. The offer is very specific and uses two very important words. They are "if necessary". We do not know what the definition and criteria of "if necessary" is.
Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Have Been Consolidated In A Massive Litigation
Lawsuits filed in U.S. District Courts against hip implant maker Stryker Corporation over the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II hip components have been consolidated in Minnesota in a multidistrict litigation, or MDL. This order took effect June 12, 2013 when the federal Judicial Panel on Multidistrct Litigation ordered 41 Stryker hip lawsuits from 16 different federal districts to be consolidated under the the Honorable Judge Donovan W. Frank.(In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2441) for
Stryker hip implants.
Many More Lawsuits Are Anticipated
This consolidation may also encourage Stryker lawsuit settlements. All recipients of a Stryker ABG II Modular Stems or Rejuvinate hip implant needing revision surgery are advised to file their Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit.
Have you received a recall letter from Stryker?
Have you been told you need revision surgery?
Have you already gotten revision surgery?
Speak to one of our Stryker Hip Replacement lawyers today before accepting any offers or signing anuy paperwork.
Class Action Lawyer Network Depuy Pinnacle and ASR Hip Replacement lawyers are filing lawsuits for victims of the DePuy ASR and DePuy Pinnacle hip replacements.
About the DePuy Pinnacle
Like the ASR XL, the Depuy Pinnacle is a metal on metal system that was designed to last at least 10-15 years, but now, orthopedic surgeons are reporting that these devices have been failing within one to two years of being implanted into their patients. Doctors in England are now reporting that 49 percent of DePuy ASR XL hip implants have failed after six years.
DePuy Hip Replacement lawyers are filing lawsuits for victims of the failed Depuy Pinnacle and DePuy ASR Hip Replacements.
Although the ASR and Pinnacle are both metal on metal systems, there are significant differences between the two :
The ASR is a monoblock design whereas the Pinnacle uses a modular system.
The ASR cup is made of one solid piece of metal, whereas the Pinnacle has an outer shell.
The Pinnacle is designed in such a way that the surgeon has the option to place a metal, ceramic or polyethylene liner inside the metal outer cup.
Both of these have had problems and lawsuits have been filed.
DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit Update
DePuy ASR lawsuit claims stemming from the 2010 DePuy hip recall continue to move forward in courts throughout the country . According to documents filed in California’s San Francisco Superior Court on April 25th, a Plaintiff who had been seeking an expedited trial of her DePuy hip lawsuit is voluntarily seeking dismissal of the case. (Tilman v. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., et al., No. CGC11508806; Calif. Super. Ct., San Francisco).
This news is particularly interesting as when a case is voluntarily dismissed it is often an indication that the parties have come to an agreement.
DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuits Lawyers Filing DePuy Lawsuits
Court records indicate that there are more than 10,000 DePuy ASR hip lawsuits currently pending in courts throughout the U.S. The DePuy hip recall was announced after the metal-on-metal hip implants were found to be failing in an unacceptably high number of patients. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is now reviewing the safety of all metal hip implants, over fears that the devices can shed dangerous amounts of metal debris into patient’s bodies, leading to premature failure of the hips and other serious complications. In January, the agency proposed a new regulation that would make such devices ineligible for the agency’s 510(k) clearance process, which allowed all-metal hips like the ASR hip to gain FDA approval without first undergoing human clinical trials. The FDA also advised doctors to test metal hip implant patients for elevated metal ion levels if they present with symptoms of a failing hip implant.*
The majority of DePuy hip lawsuits have been filed in a multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Court records indicate that the first trials in that litigation will begin this September. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2197) Two lawsuits have already gone to trial at the state level, one of which ended with a California Superior Court jury awarding the Plaintiff more than $8 million in damages. (Kransky v. DePuy, BC456086, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County) However, the jury hearing a second trial in Illinois state court found for DePuy. (Strum v. DePuy, 2011-L-9352, Circuit Court of Cook County) According to an April 16th report from The New York Times, documents submitted as evidence in both of those trials indicated that Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit knew that the ASR was flawed years before the recall was announced, but did not disclose this information to the public or the medical community.**
Earlier this month, DePuy Orthopaedics announced it would end sales of metal-on-metal hip implants, citing recent FDA actions and decreased demand for the products, according to the New York Times. The sales suspension includes a metal-on-metal version of the company’s DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement system, which is also the subject of lawsuits.
If you have a faulty DePuy and have had revision surgery or have been told you need revision surgery call and speak to a hip replacement lawyer today.
Class Action lawyers Filing lawsuits for vaginal mesh, Bladder sling, Stryker Hip replacements and other Hip replacements, GranuFlo, Actos, Pradaxa, Mirena IUD, and many others. Many devices harming victims were pushed thru on the FDA fast track process.
Medical Devices and the Public’s Health: The FDA 510(k) Clearance Process at 35 Years
July 29, 2011
Public Health, Quality and Patient Safety
Public Health Effectiveness of the FDA 510(k) Clearance Process
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Medical devices play a critical role in the health care of Americans. They can range from simple tools, such as tongue depressors and bandages, to complex or life-saving equipment, such as pacemakers, magnetic resonance imaging machines, and heart–lung machines. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires a "reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness" before a device can be marketed, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for enforcing this requirement. Devices that are deemed to have a moderate risk to patients generally cannot go on the market until they are cleared through the 510(k) process, named for Section 510(k) of the FFDCA. Some policymakers and patients have expressed concern about the ability of the 510(k) process to ensure that medical devices on the market are safe and effective. Other policymakers and patients, as well as the medical-device industry, have asserted that the process has become too burdensome and time-consuming and that it is delaying important new medical devices from entering the market.
The FDA turned to the IOM to review the 510(k) process and answer two questions:
Does the current 510(k) process protect patients optimally and promote innovation in support of public health?
If not, what legislative, regulatory, or administrative changes are recommended to achieve the goals of the 510(k) process optimally
The IOM finds that the current 510(k) process is flawed based on its legislative foundation. Rather than continuing to modify the 35-year-old 510(k) process, the IOM concludes that the FDA’s finite resources would be better invested in developing an integrated premarket and postmarket regulatory framework that provides a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness throughout the device life cycle. The IOM outlines its criteria for this framework in the report.
The lawyers of Class Action Lawyer Network are filing dangerous drugs and devices lawsuits for: GranuFlo, Dialysis medications, Actos, Vaginal Mesh, Stryker Hip Replacement and others. Below is a handy resource of regulatory agencies:
Environmental Protection Agency
pesticides (sets tolerance levels for residues on feed crops and raw and processed foods)
municipal water supplies
FAX (703) 308-4776
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
alcoholic beverages and tobacco
FAX (202) 927-7862
Drug Enforcement Administration
drugs of abuse
FAX (202) 307-9765
U.S. Department of Commerce
FAX (202) 482-5270
Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
health care subsidies
FAX (410) 786-4633
Federal Trade Commission
nonprescription drug and
FAX (202) 326-2050
National Marine Fisheries Services
voluntary seafood inspection program
FAX (301) 713-2258
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
workplace safety standards
FAX (202) 219-4761
U.S. Customs Service
FAX (410) 962-7470
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Anti-Tampering Act
FAX (202) 324-4705
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Epidemiology of diseases and other health problems
FAX (404) 488-5973
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Licensing and regulation of the nuclear industry
FAX (301) 415-7020
FDA Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology and the Division of Cardiovascular and Renal Products,
Telephone Numbers Frequently Asked of FDA
FDA General Inquiries
FDA Centers & Offices
Office of the Commissioner 888-INFO-FDA
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) 301-827-0372
Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) 301-796-7100
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) 301-796-5400
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) 240-402-1600
Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) 870-543-7130
Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) 301-827-3101
FDA's emergency number 301-796-8240
Food Safety Hotline 888-723-3366
FOIA requests 301-796-3900
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System 800-822-7967
Registration of Food Facilities 800-216-7331
Office of the Chief Mediator and Ombudsman 301-827-3390
CDER Ombudsman 301-594-5443
CBER Ombudsman 301-827-0379
Animal and Veterinary Ombudsman 240-276-9015
CDRH Ombudsman 301-796-5699
Consumer Product Safety Commission 800-638-2772
Federal Trade Commission 877-382-4357
Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade 877-382-4357
Dept. of Agriculture – Food Safety and Inspection Service 800-535-4555
EPA – Office of Pesticide Programs 202-260-2090
Regulatory Boards To Contact For Complaints
Alarm Systems Contractors Board
Architectural & Engineering Examiners
Employee Leasing (*now part of the Insurance Division)
Funeral Directors, Embalmers and Burial Services
Home Inspector Licensing Advisory
Limited Licensed Electricians
Limited Licensed Plumbers
Locksmith Licensing Program Advisory
Motor Vehicle Commission
Private Investigation & Polygraph Commission
Private Probation Service Council
Private Protective Services
Race Track Licensing Program
Real Estate Appraisers
Real Estate Commission
Scrap Metals Registration Program
Soil Scientist Licensing Program
What is a Bellwether case?
It meets the needs of thousands of plaintiffs all injured by a particular product or group of products. The courts cannot handle thousands of trials. There is no other feasible way for the courts to handle this enormous caseload. The 2013 big bellwether cases going to trial are the vaginal mesh and DePuy hip replacement. This approach has been used in many cases including asbestos, mesothelioma cases.. A group of plaintiffs are chosen to represent all the plaintiffs. The verdicts from this group is used for the remaining plaintiffs’ cases. The actual results may be utilized for setting a value for groups of claims in settlements. The plaintiffs can also choose to continue with their own individual trials with their own attorney.
Important Bellwether Trials for 2013
The first bellwether trials in the Transvaginal Mesh MDL (Multidistrict Litigations) are scheduled to start at the end of 2013.
A status conference for five vaginal mesh implant lawsuit MDLs was called on December 6, 2012 to announce the first three bellwether trials that will begin in December of 2013. The U.S. District Judge that is overseeing the trials in the Southern District of West Virginia, Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, has scheduled the three bellwether trials which will involve three different vaginal mesh implant manufacturers as defendants.
- American Medical Systems
- Boston Scientific.
These "bellwether" trials should give women, and attorneys, a better idea of the viability of their lawsuits and the basis for compensation. Four of the multi-district litigations (MDL) around the country will begin this year, with the earliest starting this month in New Jersey. Another MDL in West Virginia is set to begin in February.
With thousands of women injured by these malfunctioning mesh implants a group of plaintiffs are chosen to represent all the plaintiffs
DePuy Hip Replacement
The first DePuy Hip Replacement trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 7, 2013, in Prince George's Maryland Circuit Court. The trial is expected to last three weeks, according to court documents. (Jackson, et al. v. Chesapeake Surgical Ltd., et al., CAL 10-32147)
Judge David Katz of the U.S. District Court, District of Northern Ohio has scheduled the first bellwether trials in the DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation(MDL No. 2197) for May 6, 2013 and July 8, 2013.
The DePuy metal on metal hip replacement is currently in the ligation process. The DePuy is a part of a long line of metal on metal hip recalls, the most recent being the Stryker metal component hip replacements. As the trials progress executives will be questioned as to knowledge of the potential failure of these devices.
Executives that will be questioned include David Floyd, former president of DePuy at the time of the 2010 recall; Tom Camino, worldwide hip development director; and Rodrigo Diaz, manager of clinical research. Additional executives include the director of marketing, manager of development, director of biostatistics and data management, and member of the research and development team.
The DePuy is a part of a massive multi distrct litigation effecting 1000's of people with a hip implant that failed. Most of them will require additional surgeries with rehabilitation. The problem appears to be that these revision surgeries are not always working. Many people, mostly seniors, have been severely debilitated by these failed hips and their quality of life will never be the same again. Additional problems include metal on metal chromium and cobalt toxicity.
The most recent updates report that Judge Brian R. Martinotti of Bergen County Superior Court in New Jersey issued an order setting September 9, 2013 and October 21, 2013 as the dates for the first two ASR bellwether trials to be held in the state’s multicounty litigation against DePuy Orthopaedics. Attorneys for both sides must select three cases as bellwether trial candidates by October 15, 2012.
The latest news on the Stryker Rejuvinate recall reports that Stryker has warned in its recall notice that patients with the Rejuvenate or AGB II hip implant components may develop adverse reactions that could manifest with symptoms of pain and/or swelling.* According to a recent report it appears eight people have filed lawsuits in New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen County claiming Stryker sold their Rejuvenate hip stem while knowing it had problems. The Stryker also appears to be having the same metal on metal toxicity problems as the DePuy even thou it is a metal component and not metal on metal product.
If you have a faulty DePuy or Stryker product you are encouraged to call our Metal on metal hip replacement helpline today to speak to a hip replacement lawyer.