Category Archives: DePuy Litigation Update

Report: DePuy ASR hip settlements may top $300,000 each

The waiting game may soon be over for thousands of patients who have been injured by defective DePuy ASR hip implants. A news report published this week says the company is getting ready to settle the cases. Law firms across the nation, including Jones Ward PLC, have been engaged in litigation with DePuy over the…

Hip implant lawyer: Stryker recall cases could reach 29,000

Lawsuits over defective Stryker hip implant devices continue to pile up in federal and state court, following a recall issued last summer due to soaring failure rates. Stryker, also known as Howmedica Osteonics, distributed close to 29,000 of the Rejuvenate and AGBII hip devices between early 2009 and 2012. Some experts believe nearly all of…

Zimmer settles lawsuit over defective Trilogy hip implant

Problems with the Zimmer Durom metal-on-metal hip implant have been swirling for years, and they are the focus of hundreds of lawsuits in federal court. Zimmer, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of hip implants, is now facing questions about another one of its hip devices — the Zimmer Trilogy — along with some of…

Four more trials scheduled in DePuy ASR hip implant litigation

The defective and recalled DePuy ASR hip implant will be the focus of at least four more trials that are set to begin over the next several months around the country. DePuy, part of consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson, recalled its flagship metal-on-metal hip implant in August 2010 due to soaring failure rates that…

How likely is it that your metal hip implant is going to fail?

There are numerous types of metal-on-metal hip implants on the market. But while many of them are failing at high rates inside the bodies of patients, not all metal hips are created alike. Some, like the DePuy ASR and the Stryker Rejuvenate, have been formally recalled by their manufacturers pursuant to FDA requirements. Both the…

Stryker hip lawsuits moved to Minnesota by federal judges

A panel of federal judges has selected U.S. District Judge Donovan W. Frank to oversee a group of lawsuits related to defective Stryker hip implants. The decision means that many patients who are making claims against Stryker will have a portion of their cases heard by Judge Frank in federal court in St. Paul. The…

Stryker hip implant recall in the spotlight at Louisville JPML

The defective and recalled Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant will be the focus of a judicial meeting this Thursday in Louisville. Hundreds of attorneys from across the nation, including lawyers from Jones Ward PLC, are expected to attend the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation at the Gene Snyder Courthouse. The judges who sit on the…

Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant recall cost soars to $230 million

The financial fallout of the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant recall is deepening, with the defective device costing its manufacturer another $40 million in the last three months. Stryker Corp., based in Michigan, has now incurred a total of $230 million in charges related to the Rejuvenate and ABGII hip devices. Both were recalled in June…

Hip implant lawyer: DePuy wins ASR trial, but loses credibility

Johnson & Johnson, the maker of baby shampoo and Band-Aids, has long enjoyed a reputation as being safe and responsible. Its products rarely failed, and when they did the company dealt with the problem swiftly and fairly. That approach seems to have changed in recent years. A prime example is J&J’s subsidiary, DePuy, the maker…

DePuy on trial again over failed metal-on-metal hip implants

After a jury returned a verdict of more than $8 million last month, executives at Johnson & Johnson are pushing ahead with a second trial over their faulty DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant. The DePuy ASR was recalled in August 2010 due to concerns about its sky-high failure rate. The problem with the device, among…