Tag Archives: metal-on-metal hip device failures

Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Revision Rates Increased Since 2007: Study

Metal-on-metal hip implants have been alleged to cause metal particles to be released into the bloodstream and surrounding soft tissue. This can result in metallosis and often necessitate painful and more complicated revision surgery, in which the device is removed and replaced by an entirely new device. A new study published in...
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Pinnacle Hip Implant Bellwether Trials to Continue after J&J Denied Appeal

In one of the latest developments in the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant litigation centralized in the Northern District of Texas, DePuy and Johnson & Johnson were denied their appeal to the Fifth Circuit seeking stop the next bellwether trials over the failed device. The denied appeal comes just after a jury verdict and eventual $151...
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