Category Archives: Zimmer

Stryker hip implant lawyer: rumors about July deadline are false

Stryker hip implant lawyers at Jones Ward PLC have been receiving calls in recent weeks from concerned patients with the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II device implanted in their bodies. The source of their anxiety: a series of advertisements on television and the Internet that claim there is a deadline in July 2014 to file…

Hip implant article explains details of medical device litigation

The complex world of medical device litigation, including lawsuits over failed metal-on-metal hip implants, is described in an article published by Attorney Alex Davis of Jones Ward PLC. The widespread failure of metal-on-metal hip implants represents one of the worst product liability disasters in decades, the article says. Jones Ward PLC represents consumers injured by…

Hip implant lawyer answers questions on mass tort lawsuits

Filing a lawsuit against a giant corporation can seem like a daunting task. That’s why hundreds of people with claims related to defective metal-on-metal hip implants and other products trust the lawyers at Jones Ward PLC to handle the details of their cases. In addition to the complicating and often expensive details of a case…

The European Union is Tightening Its Approval Process for Medical Devices: What Does It Mean for the United States?

The European Union, prompted by high profile recalls of dangerous breast implants, is set to increase safety standards by strengthening its pre-market approval process for medical devices. This announcement came shortly after the FDA also announced stronger oversight due to a rash of widely publicized recalls, including metal-on-metal hip and knee implants. Meanwhile, the medical…

Metal-on-metal hip implant failure: should I call the company?

Surgeons implanted tens of thousands of U.S. patients with metal-on-metal hips over the last decade. Many of those devices are now failing inside patients’ bodies, forcing costly and painful revision surgeries to remove the hips due to signs of metallosis. But manufacturers were forced by the FDA to recall just a handful of those metal…

Consumers Union Advocates Warranties to Cover the Cost of Hip and Knee Revision Surgeries

On Monday, Consumers Union urged knee and hip implant manufacturers to issue warranties that would fully cover the cost of revision surgeries for patients. These patients are entitled to more security regarding their implants, according to the Safe Patient Project of Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports. Pointing to the well-known failures of…

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…

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…