Five common Facts and Questions on hip replacement surgery, including recovery period, implant lifespan, failing implants and surgery details.
It has recently been discovered that over 40 orthopaedic surgeons received kickbacks totalling $114 million from DePuy to endorse their defective products.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Menaflex under the 510(k) approval process, but some FDA scientists still disapproved of the device’s safety.
Hip revision surgery can be complicated and yield fewer results, which is why is it so frustrating to hear the DePuy ASR hip implants had such a high failure rate. Do you know the steps of hip revision surgery?
Young patients who received a DePuy hip implant will face more challenges in their lifetime with more difficult revision surgeries that may not last as long.
Three years after facing federal criminal charges for paying kickbacks to orthopedic surgeons to promote the exclusive use of their hip and knee replacements, DePuy recalled its hip implants.
If you are the recipient of a DePuy ASR hip replacement system, we suggest you follow these steps in order to protect your legal rights and obtain compensation.
While some patients may not know if they have a defective hip replacement until their hip is recalled or their doctor tells them, there are some tell-tale signs to a faulty hip.
Devices that are ruled similar to already approved devices may receive fast-track approval with the FDA’s 510(k) approval.
If you had hip replacement surgery in the last decade, you should speak with your physician to see if you have one of the recalled DePuy hip implants.
If you suspect your knee implant has failed, you need to see a doctor immediately and address some questions to evaluate your knee.
While doctors should provide sufficient information, you can’t always rely on them to answer all your questions if you don’t ask. Here are some questions to ask.
Patients about to experience a knee surgery should make sure they take certain steps and have tests done to have the best experience possible.
Freezer chests sold nationwide at Wal-Mart and online through Amazon.com are being recalled for the potential of overheating, posing a fire hazard.
More than 600,000 Nissan pickup trucks, sports-utility and sedan model vehicles are being recalled.
DePuy and its subsidiary Johnson & Johnson Company are continuing to deny blame in court that their hip replacement caused pain and suffering in patients.