Wednesday, May 2, 2012

J&J Defective Hip Replacements: Trial Looms

Bloomberg Businessweek has;

J&J Hip Patients Will Take 'Bellwether' Lawsuits To Trial

By David Voreacos and Susannah Nesmith on May 01, 2012
Recipients of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) (JNJ) hip implants recalled by the company will start going to trial later this year to help determine liability and damages in more than 6,000 lawsuits, lawyers said today.

J&J’s DePuy unit recalled its 93,000 ASR hips worldwide in 2010, including 37,000 in the U.S., saying more than 12 percent of the devices failed within five years. Lawsuits in federal and state courts describe patients in pain and immobilized by joint dislocations, infections and bone fractures.
Lawyers for patients and J&J, the world’s second-largest health-care company, met with a judge overseeing the so-called multi-district litigation in 4,200 federal lawsuits. Another 2,000 are in state courts. Both sides are negotiating a way to choose suitable plaintiffs to help resolve whether J&J bears blame and how much each case could be worth, lawyers said.
Continue reading Bloomberg coverage here.
Isn't Government subsidized/protected medicine just wonderful? In a true free market economy companies with This many problems would be Allowed to fail.

When Post-Hip Replacement Pain Is A Sign Of A Defective Hip Implant
Hip replacement pain that is relentless, annoying, and a huge drain on your love for life might also be a sign that you have a defective hip implant. If you are worried that the implant you received is the cause of your hip replacement pain, then it is in the interest of your health and well-being that you call your hip replacement surgeon and/or the hospital where the surgery was performed to verify that your hip replacement has not been recalled. If your hip joint implant has not been recalled, but you are confident that the pain is outside of the purview of normal post-hip replacement pain, schedule an urgent post-surgery exam. Even if your surgeon is reluctant to make an appointment outside of the regular schedule of your routine, it would behoove you to insist. Act as your own advocate. No one else will.
"Act as your own advocate. No one else will. "

No, ..... they won't, as they're meeting in secret behind closed doors and appointing themselves "Public Employees" for the express purpose of immunizing Themselves and their co-workers from any Civil Liability (barring acts of proven FRAUD or MALICE) to protect their own Drunken and Drug Abusing, DSM Insane, Pharma University Work License Buyers. 

 California Diversion Programs

Isn't Government subsidized/protected medicine just wonderful? 


Anonymous said...

There are several cases wherein patients experience so much pain after a hip replacement surgery. One reason is a defective hip device. In 2010, Johnson&Johnson issued a worldwide recall of two hip replacement devices (manufactured by its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics) because of hip replacement problems. These devices are the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. The company cited early failure of the devices, resulting in approximately one out of eight patients’ requiring a “revision surgery." This surgery is often more difficult and painful than the original hip replacement procedure. This website provides a wide-ranging information on this.

James Flood said...

Hip replacement surgery is not a new procedure, but when new products are rushed to the market without testing them properly problems tend to happen. When these products are medical devices that suppose to last tens of years but patients start to experience problems only after a few years it is clear that those devices needed more testing before the release. The worst part is what patients had to endure after the implants started to fail on them, not after 20 years, but only after a few years of use. These patients have the right to claim compensation for the suffering they had to endure and with the lawsuits against the manufacturer moving forward they are one step closer to getting justice.

DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit said...

It‘s the health authorities that should handle the pressure. They should meticulously examine these medical devices before approving it for release. I learned from some articles online which says that the manufacturers never did enough clinical tests to confirm the product’s efficacy.

By the way, I learned that having a revision surgery is very dangerous as well so we must first consult our doctor and learn its possible effects.
Most of the victims also consult attorneys about their situation and if is there something that they can do about it. In fact, hundreds of lawsuits - including DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits - were already being filed before the court by the victims to compensate from the damages that they had suffered, which I think is a good move.

Geraldine Galvan said...

I suggest that all of those who are implanted with hip devices must visit their doctors to avoid more complications. If you feel any pain or suffered any discomfort, feel free to contact an expert lawyer to discuss your DePuy hip lawsuit. This is done so that you will be aware of your rights and be compensated from the pain and discomfort that you have suffered.