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Michael Phelan

Confusing Reports about J&J DePuy ASR Hip Settlement

Last week it was reported widely that Johnson & Johnson had “tentatively agreed to a settlement” that could reach up to $4 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuites filed for patients injured by defective DePuy ASR hip implants.  DePuy Orthopaedics is […]

Michael Phelan

What is Going on with DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Litigation?

I’ve been reading reports by various bloggers, Bloomberg News, and the National Law Journal that Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Orthopaedic’s parent company, is considering whether to agree to pay $3 billion to settle more than 10,000 cases filed concering its defective metal-on-metal ASR hip […]

Michael Phelan

$2M Verdict in Bellweather Mesh Device Trial

In 2011, the FDA issued a safety warning stating that “serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of [pelvic organ prolapse] are not rare.”  The FDA ordered surgical mesh manufacturers to submit additional studies of the safety and effectiveness […]

Michael Phelan

First DePuy Hip Implant Verdict May Be Tip of Iceberg

After hearing the first product liability case to go to trial in this country against DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson over the DePuy ASR hip implant and…

Michael Phelan

DePuy LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve Recalled Over Fracture Potential

What in the world is going on with Johnson & Johnson's orthopaedic medical device division, DePuy Orthopaedics? In the midst of defending itself against an onslaught of products liability…

Michael Phelan

News from Kransky v. DePuy

The first product liability case against Johnson & Johnson and its medical device division, DePuy Orthopaedics, involving the DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant began on January 25 in…

Michael Phelan

NYT Accuses J & J of Concealing Design Defect in Hip Implant

What do politicians, medical device manufactureres and pharmaceutical companies have in common? They are all incapable of learning that a cover-up will inevitably be far costlier than…

Michael Phelan

Unsealed Documents Reveal J & J Knew ASR Hip Replacement a Dud

After recalling more than 90,000 DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Systems and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems, Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, DePuy Orthopaedics, reported to patients and…

Michael Phelan

More on Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implants

in June 2008, Stryker Orthopaedics, a major U.S. medical device manufacturer, received FDA approval for its Rejuvenate Modular Hip System. FDA approval was based on Stryker's representation…

Michael Phelan

Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Recall

The Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement device was designed and marketed as an alternative to the metal-on-metal hip implant devices that have dominated the medical device news lately. The…