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Tracking Systems in the U.K Key to Care for Hip Implant Patients, But Non-Existent in the U.S.

Tracking Systems in the U.K Key to Care for Hip Implant Patients, But Non-Existent in the U.S. January 26, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Cruz, CA:The study, published in the Bone & Joint Journal, finds that the rate of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implant patients undergoing revision has increased over time. Researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Bristol have suggested the observed differences are in part due to increased patient surveillance. In the U.S., patient surveillance is pretty much left up to the patient.
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DePuy Hip’s Million Dollar Surgeons “Taking Share of Business”

DePuy Hip’s Million Dollar Surgeons “Taking Share of Business” December 24, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Dallas, TX: In a recent hip replacement trial, plaintiffs’ lawyer showed to the jury records whereby DePuy paid its Pinnacle hip "design surgeons" more than $184 million in royalties that he argued were kickbacks. And jurors watched a video of a 2008 DePuy sales conference themed “Taking Share of Business”. To the lyrics of “Takin’ Care of Business” by the rock group Bachman-Turner Overdrive, DePuy’s former top marketer leads a parade with costumed alligators, a bloodied man with a hatchet and a giant metal hip implant. The plaintiffs won.
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Stryker Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit Plaintiff Survey Deemed ‘Intrusive’

Stryker Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit Plaintiff Survey Deemed ‘Intrusive’ November 26, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: With the date for the first bellwether hip replacement implant failure trial involving failed Stryker femoral heads now established for September, 2019 attention has shifted to a compelling questionnaire the Howmedica defense team has issued to plaintiffs as part of the deposition process.
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DePuy Attune Knee Replacement Can Result in Physical, Emotional and Financial Pain

DePuy Attune Knee Replacement Can Result in Physical, Emotional and Financial Pain November 21, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: It’s pretty much a straightforward decision for most of the 700,000 people in the U.S. who experience knee pain yearly: have a knee replacement or live the rest of your life in pain. But for some people implanted with a defective knee such as the DePuy Synthes Attune device, they made the wrong decision and the consequences have been brutal. As a result, they are filing knee replacement lawsuits against DePuy, alleging premature failure of the Attune device.
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Hip Replacement led to Sleep Deprivation and Oxycodone

Hip Replacement led to Sleep Deprivation and Oxycodone October 26, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Philadelphia, PA: Iris has been on a steady diet of Oxycodone for over a year because the pain from her hip replacement has been worsening. And three hip revision surgeries have just exacerbated the problem.
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Depuy Attune Knee Victim “Pissed off that there’s No Way to Fix this Defect Without Litigation”

Depuy Attune Knee Victim “Pissed off that there’s No Way to Fix this Defect Without Litigation” October 16, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
San Jose, CA: Mike says he’s in worse shape now with his DePuy Synthes Attune knee replacement system than when he was injured after falling off a ladder. And he’s pissed off, to say the least.
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Three Strikes after Depuy Synthes Attune Knee, First Lawsuit is Filed

Three Strikes after Depuy Synthes Attune Knee, First Lawsuit is Filed September 21, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Mobile, AL: An Alabama law firm has announced it has filed the first DePuy Synthes Attune knee lawsuit in the U.S., alleging premature failure of the knee replacement system.
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Coming Unglued – DePuy Synthes Attune Buckles at the Knees

Coming Unglued – DePuy Synthes Attune Buckles at the Knees September 9, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
West Chester, PA: Evidence continues to mount that the DePuy Synthes Attune knee replacement device may be a defective product that can harm patients. There are many reasons for hip and knee implant failure, but a major culprit in the malfunction of Attune knees appears to be something rather technically referred to as “tibial baseplate failure,” or “debonding.” In everyday terms that means the artificial knee comes unglued from a patient’s lower leg.
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Stryker Hip Replacement Leads to more Broken Bones

Stryker Hip Replacement Leads to more Broken Bones August 27, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Kansas City, MO: Since Karen’s hip replacement two years ago, she has broken her foot, a toe and a tooth. She blames the broken bones on her Stryker hip implant and not being able to walk correctly.
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Summary Judgment for DePuy Upheld in Defective Hip Lawsuit

Summary Judgment for DePuy Upheld in Defective Hip Lawsuit August 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
St. Louis, MO: A judgement for the defendant made by a lower court was upheld on appeal, affirming the original finding in favor of DePuy Orthopaedics in a hip replacement implant failure lawsuit. And while there is little doubt the plaintiff suffered from her allegedly defective hip implant, issues with the testimony of an expert witness appeared to sink the case for the plaintiff.
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