Tag Archives: metal on metal hip implant

FDA Announces Deadline for Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Applications

In February 2016, the FDA issued a final order that requires medical device companies to submit premarket approval (PMA) applications by May 18th for two types of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, including one with a cemented pelvic component and another with an uncemented pelvic component. In a statement released on its website, the FDA...
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$4.5 Million Jury Verdict Secured for Failed Wright Hip Implant Plaintiff

In handing down a $4.5 million verdict,  a Los Angeles Superior Court jury found Wright Medical Technology Inc. responsible for the defective manufacturing of its Profemur R metal-on-metal hip implant that caused plaintiff Alan Warner to suffer severe pain. This high-damage verdict may be echoed in future trials over similar...
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Bellwether Trial in Zimmer Duron Hip Replacement Litigation

On May 6, 2015, the first bellwether federal trial in the Zimmer Duron Cup hip replacement multi-district litigation commenced.  The case will serve as a model for future litigation for the approximately 400 lawsuits pending against Zimmer, which all similarly allege that the Duron Cup hip replacement is defective and harmful to patients’ health, as...
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Thousands of Australians Suffer from Faulty Hip Implants

Of the nearly half of a million Australians who have received hip implants in the last 15 years, hope for relief from their everyday hip pain was quickly squandered by the need for additional surgeries and a multitude of associated health problems for many. Di Harvey, a recipient of a Birmingham Hip Replacement System that...
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