Exercises After Undergoing a Hip Replacement Surgery

Posted by William Z. Staton on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 In : DePuy hip replacement recall 
Hip surgery is a procedure involving the reconstruction of the hips, one of the major bone structures in the body. This means you'll need a lot of rest and time for recovery. But in order to fully get back on your feet, you'll also need a strenuous exercise routine as prescribed by your doctor. Regarding defective hip prostheses, the DePuy hip replacement lawsuit multidistrict litigation (MDL) process is steadily progressing. Hip replacement depositions will soon begin to provide information ...

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The Downside of DePuy’s Compensation Program

Posted by William Z. Staton on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 In : DePuy hip replacement recall 

According to legal observers, the DePuy hip replacement lawsuit multidistrict litigation (MDL) process is steadily progressing. Hip replacement depositions will soon begin to provide information regarding trials. Due to the number of lawsuits and compensation claims filed against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary company DePuy Orthopaedics Inc, the company decided to hire Broadspire Services. Broadspire specializes in clients’ compensation claims and medical claims. However, the New York...


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BroadSpire, Allegedly Not Good For DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Victims

Posted by William Z. Staton on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 In : DePuy hip replacement recall 
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was heavily criticized when it hired BroadSpire Services Inc. to handle the DePuy hip replacement recall.  Some critics claimed that to cut down on the expenses entailed in facing all complaints filed following the recall, DePuy is outsourcing the handling of the recall. J&J claimed that the recall will not have a material adverse effect on its finances; however, this may not be the case anymore with some artificial joint manufacturers talking of offshoring in wake of ...
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Motives Of DePuy Hip Recall Questioned

Posted by William Z. Staton on Thursday, August 25, 2011
The DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. has been questioned with the way it handled its hip recall, which has resulted to various lawsuits filed.  According to critics, the company may have done it to save money rather than for the patients whose health may have been compromised more because of their defective hip implant devices. Amidst the company’s troubles, DePuy has passed another product through the beleaguered FDA approval process.

A worldwide recall has been announced by the DePuy Orthopaedics,...
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Possible Reasons For Experiencing Hip Pain

Posted by William Z. Staton on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 In : DePuy hip replacement recall 
Hip pain can be such a troublesome condition that we often experience. Sometimes, when we exert too much stress to our hips, the hip bone and hip joint could be traumatized. The hip bone and joints are constantly at work everyday. Even when we perform the simplest physical activities such as walking, sitting and running, we use our hip bone and joints. We can perform various movements thanks to our hip joints. When irreparable injury to the hip is experienced, an invasive and long-term surgic...
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What You Must Know About Heavy Metal Poisoning

Posted by William Z. Staton on Monday, July 4, 2011
A condition known as heavy metal poisoning (which is also known as metallosis) is caused by unwanted aggregation of heavy metals impeded on the soft tissues of the body. Heavy metals include mercury, lead, aluminum, antimony, arsenic, bismuth, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, silver, zinc and tin. There are numerous sources of heavy metals in our environment. In industrial work, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and agriculture the presence of heavy metals are rampant which increases the likeli...
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Hip Replacements Manufactured by DePuy to Undergo FDA Review

Posted by William Z. Staton on Monday, March 7, 2011

About four hundred complaints were received by the United States Food and Drugs Administration regarding the apparent adverse effects DePuy's ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System inflicts upon recipients resulting in the hip replacement recall. A series of studies conducted by foreign joint registries then prompted DePuy Orthopaedics to recall their products. Now, it would seem that the FDA is taking independent action to address adverse event reports that they have receiv...


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Seeing A Hip Replacement Lawyer Is Not As Costly As You Think

Posted by William Z. Staton on Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lawsuits began being filed when DePuy Orthopaedics issued a voluntary recall on two of their hip replacement devices, the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. There were about 93,000 units of these implants that were sold worldwide and studies revealed that 11,000 recipients are affected causing them to need a risky and expensive hip revision surgery. Some of the symptoms experienced by affected patients are intense pain, swelling in the hip area, limited or loss of mo...


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Patients Should Determine Whether They Received A DePuy Hip Device

Posted by William Z. Staton on Thursday, January 13, 2011

In August 2010, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, DePuy Orthopaedics issued a voluntary recall of two of their hip replacement devices, the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. Sold since 2003, the devices were found to have an inherent design flaw that makes for quick deterioration. ASR components rub on each other causing metal flakes to scrape off and get deposited in surrounding tissue, bone and sinew. It took joint registries from other countries to find out this data...


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