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DePuy ASR Hip Implant Settlement Lawsuit

After weeks of details being released about the multi billion dollar settlement offer in the Johnson & Johnson DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation, the full written settlement agreement has now been released.

The Settlement offer provides for a base payment of $250,000 for one revision surgery to remove an ASR hip implant. It provides for an additional $250,000 if bilateral ASR implants needed to be removed or if a revision on one side fails again and a re-revision is necessary

All medical bills and medical health insurance liens and Medicare liens will be paid outside of the settlement so those amounts do not need to be deducted from the ASR implant patient’s recovery.

There are adjustments to the base payment based upon length of time the implant was in place and body weight. There is also an extraordinary injury fund that will pay additional amounts for complications from the revision surgery such as pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, dislocation, foot drop, infection after revision, heart attack, stroke or death after revision, and extraordinary out of pocket loss of wages or income due to revision surgery.

DePuy has a right to walk away from the settlement if more than 6% of those eligible elect to reject the settlement and go on to trial in court on their legal cases.

Payments under this agreement would be made in the summer of 2014.

Johnson and Johnson will pay more than $4 billion to resolve DePuy ASR lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson will pay more than $4 billion to resolve more than 12,000 lawsuits in federal and state courts over defective DePuy ASR hip implants. Once approved, this settlement will be the largest US settlement of legal claims for a medical device, dwarfing the 2001 settlement of claims involving defective Sulzer hip and knee implants that cost $1 billion.

We expect the announcement will be made next week in federal court in Toledo, Ohio, where U.S. District Judge David Katz coordinates federal litigation. Judge Katz must approve the settlement.

DePuy recalled 93,000 ASR hip implants worldwide in August 2010, citing a 12 percent failure rate in the first five years. However, internal J&J documents show 37 percent of ASR hips failed after 4.6 years. In 2012, the failure rate in Australia rose to 44 percent within seven years. Unfortunately this is a poor prognosis for any recipient of a DePuy ASR hip system.

We expect that Judge Katz will approve the settlement and that 94 percent of eligible claimants will sign up warding off a DePuy withdrawal from the deal. There will be a timeframe within which clients will decide whether or not to participate in the settlement. Clients will have the opportunity to “opt out” and continue their litigation in court. It is expected that payments to individuals with one revised hip will be between $300,000 and $350,000. Individuals with bilateral revisions or those who suffered complications during revision or re-revisions will receive more money. The settlement will probably be scaled based upon age so a person with a revision who is 40 years old will receive more than someone who is 80 years old. We expect that those who have an ASR hip that has not been revised will not receive a substantial amount but that the settlement will remain open to pay them if their hip fails in the future and a revision is needed.

A California DePuy ASR hip implant case that had been set for jury trial on October 15, 2013 was settled for a confidential amount this week. This is likely to be the first substantial settlement of a Johnson & Johnson DePuy ASR hip implant case.

This California lawsuit is the fourth known settlement of an ASR case. The first three settlements were a year ago and were settled for $600,000 for all three or about $200,000 each. Most attorneys involved in this litigation believe that those first three settlements were too low and would not settle cases at that level. Bloomberg News reported last month that Johnson & Johnson was considering a 3 billion dollar settlement proposal for the 12,000 lawsuits now pending. This would roughly be about $300,000 per case where a revision surgery was needed as a result of a failed him implant.

The first ASR implant trial was a California case in which the jury awarded over 8 million dollars. The second and only other ASR case to be tried tool place in Chicago and the verdict was zero.

The next scheduled DePuy ASR jury trial is in Florida state court. It is currently set for November 8, 2013 in Palm Beach. The first Federal DePuy ASR hip implant trial was scheduled to start in September and was postponed twice and has not been reset.

The DePuy ASR was on the market from 2005-2010 when it was recalled because of injury from the metal in the implants leaching into the patient’s tissue causing a condition called metallosis.

So far DePuy and Johnson & Johnson have not offered a global settlement option for hip implant patients who would rather settle than go to trial. Eventually, they will have to do this because they cannot try 12,000 lawsuits defending a recalled and failed product.


Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Recall

Stryker Rejuvenate Hip ImplantIn July 2012, Stryker issued a recall of its Rejuvenate and ABGII hip replacement systems. The implant has been found to be prone to corrosion, joint dislocation, and the release of metal ions which can cause metallosis, tissue inflammation and necrosis.

More than 30,000 of the Stryker hip systems have been installed worldwide, 20,000 of them in U.S. patients. The failure of the implant has so far led to over 100 lawsuits being filed against Stryker in Bergen, N.j., where the company’s headquarters are located.

The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII hip prosthesis recall are part one of the more serious medical device failures in recent history. Most of the current hip recalls and failures such as the DePuy ASR are metal on metal hips. The Stryker Rejuvenate does not have a metal interface between the ball and the cup. The Rejuvenate causes an injury similar to the metal on metal hips but the metal debris is caused by micro motion of the metal joints that connect the stem in the femur to the ball in the hip system. The DePuy A.S.R. was the first to be recalled in 2010. Since then the Smith & Nephew R3 and the Zimmer Durom Cup have also been recalled. Metal-on-metal joints still on the market such as the Biomet Magnum, the Encore and the Wright Profemur Converse, Dynasty and Lineage are also failing at unacceptably high rate.

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Los Angeles Jury Hits DePuy Orthopedics for $8.3 Million in First ASR Hip Implant Verdict

Today, a jury returned the first verdict in the DePuy ASR hip implant recall litigation. Jurors were critical of DePuy for leaving the product on the market for years after DePuy knew that the ASR was demonstrating an unacceptably high failure rate. The jury also found that the DePuy ASR was a defective product.

The $8.3 million dollar verdict included $338,136 in damages for medical expenses and $8 million for physical pain and suffering. DePuy had recalled the product in 2010 because it was defective but argued at the trial that the plaintiff Loren “Bill” Kransky had health conditions that caused the product to fail and that DePuy was not responsible for the failure of his ASR hip implant.

DePuy is making that same argument in over ten thousand other lawsuits against the company. In each case DePuy is trying to blame the failure of the ASR implant on the patient’s medical condition or lifestyle. DePuy is refusing to pay the jury assessed amount and will ask the judge to throw the verdict out. If the judge sustains the verdict then DePuy says that it will appeal the verdict. It is unlikely that Mr. Kransky will see any financial recovery soon from this verdict.

This verdict is good news for all of the other ASR implant patients with lawsuits pending because it will put pressure on DePuy to finally make some settlement offers in these cases. Mr. Kransky did have a complicated medical history that could be terminal for him in the near term and that is why he got an early trial date.

The Kransky case is particularly encouraging for others with lawsuits against DePuy and Johnson & Johnson because the jury was able to see through DePuy’s effort to blame his hip failure on his complicated medical condition and to see the truth: that the DePuy ASR failed because it was a bad product. Is should be easier for most plaintiffs who don’t have the unrelated medical complications that Mr. Kransky had to prove that the failure of their own hip implants were due to the defects in the product.

There are a number of other jury trials set against DePuy for the ASR recall. The next trial will start next week in Chicago. In the long run, I think the justice system will hold DePuy and Johnson & Johnson accountable to pay fair compensation to hip implant patients who are suffering from this terrible product.

Many DePuy ASR XL hip implant patients are suffering from metal toxicity from Chromium and Cobalt debris from their metal on metal hip implants. The excess wear from the metal on metal in these poorly designed hip implants is causing metal debris to be released into the tissues of the hip around the implant. The toxicity or poison from the chromium and cadmium debris released into the body can cause necrosis or death of the tissue. It can also damage the nerves and bone. The medical literature has reflected concerns for a number of years about metal on metal hip implants causing toxic metal debris to be released in the body. However, most other metal on metal implants do not have the design problem of the DePuy that causes excessive wear and unusually high releases of metal debris. It is possible that most or maybe even all of the DePuy ASR hip implants will have to be removed or replaced. The metal toxicity can cause substantial damage if allowed to continue.


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The DePuy implants are designed and marketed for active people who need a wide range of motion so those patients are likely to be younger and could suffer exposure to the metal toxicity for many years. Metal toxicity has been shown to cause cancer and brain damage in industrial exposures but not yet in hip implant cases. It will take many years to determine whether there is a risk of these conditions from the DePuy hip replacement implants made by Johnson & Johnson. Patients with bilateral implants which are hip implants on both sides would be exposed to twice the amount of metal toxicity.

The individual lawsuits and class action lawsuits that are being filed are alleging that Johnson & Johnson the parent company of DePuy should have recalled the DePuy ASR much earlier and that the company was negligent for continuing to sell the hip implants when they knew that they were dangerous and that there was a high failure rate. The hip implant registry in Australia has documented that DePuy ASR has twice the failure rate of other hip implants used in that country for several years. The U.S. does not have a registry to keep track of hip implant failures. Any hip replacement patient with a Johnson & Johnson DePuy ASR hip implant should get legal advice now because even if there are no symptoms now there is a substantial risk of injury from these implants and there is a limited time to file a lawsuit for compensation. Johnson & Johnson's medical device division has issued a worldwide recall of Johnson & Johnson DePuy Orthopaedic hip implant devices because of complaints it has received concerning the failure of two systems of artificial hip implants.

The complaints relate to a high rate of revision surgeries in patients who've had the DePuy ASR hip parts implanted. The company has advised patients with the DePuy hip implant parts to contact their physician to review the functionality of the artificial Johnson & Johnson DePuy Orthopaedic ASR model hip implants. Complaints about the DePuy Orthopaedic ASR model hip implants are not new. Patients began experiencing problems with their DePuy hip implants as early as 2008 with many of those patients requiring complicated and painful revision surgeries.

Complaints mounted during that time with patients suffering from loosening parts, infections, fractures, dislocation, sensitivity to metal and pain. DePuy has revealed that its own internal data shows that the hip replacement devices show a 12% rate of revision surgery for the resurfacing system and a 13% rate for the ASR XL system. In a separate action, the FDA had recently sent a warning letter to DePuy Orthopaedics regarding the marketing of different joint replacement parts without prior FDA approval. The DePuy hip failures come after other artificial hip devices, namely Stryker and Zimmer hip implants have also experienced higher than acceptable failure rates. Johnson & Johnson DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuit

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Risk of Cobalt Poisoning from DePuy ASR Hip Implant

One of the reasons for the DePuy ASR hip implant recall was the risk of Cobalt poisoning. The friction from the poorly designed DePuy hip implant metal ball rubbing on the cup in the hip replacement causes wear on the metal parts. This wear creates metal shavings that get deposited in the hip socket as well as the surrounding tissues. This metal poisoning is called metallosis.

Symptoms of metallosis include: groin or thigh pain, intense pain at the site of the hip replacement, instability, and effusion (fluid filled mass). This can cause death of the tissue called necrosis and deterioration of the bone called osteolysis.

The DePuy ASR Hip Implant is made of chromium and cobalt. Recent medical studies have shown that high cobalt levels can cause serious adverse health effects in metal on metal hip implant patients. A study by Hogan in 2010 documented symptoms of cobalt poisoning to include: visual impairment, cardiomyopathy, hypothyroidism, cognitive impairment, auditory impairment, peripheral neuropathy, and rashes.

Surgeons removing metal on metal hip implants have seen visible damage to the tissues from the metal toxicity. Metal poisoning from the hip implants can also cause pseudotumors. A pseudotumor is a granulomatous mass or lesion. These tumors are not cancer but can cause pain, dislocation, nerve palsy and a noticeable lump.

As a result of the risk of injury from the metal exposure by the DePuy Hip Replacement, the manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, has instituted an intensive campaign to retrieve the explanted (removed) DePuy ASR implants to test them. Johnson & Johnson has sent written scripts to doctors offices to tell their staffs what to say to hip implant patients. Johnson & Johnson has attempted to get recalled hip implant patients to give them medical authorizations to get the patients medical records.

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While it is important for any manufacturer to investigate a product that they have sold that is defective and is injuring consumers many lawyers for patients believe that Johnson & Johnson is overstepping its bounds in an effort to defend itself against class action lawsuits and individual lawsuits. For example, the protocol that Johnson & Johnson has adopted for retrieval and testing of the implants that have been removed provide that the implants should be cleaned of all human tissue after they are removed and before they are shipped to a testing lab to test for wear of the devices. Attorneys for injured hip implant patients believe that it is important to test the tissues that are removed along with the implants in order to establish the level of toxicity of cobalt in the patients tissue. The Johnson & Johnson protocols that involve destroying that tissue may prevent injured patients from proving that they received toxic cobalt exposures to the tissues in their hip.

This is very important in a legal case because an injured patient bringing a claim in court will have to prove the dosage level of the exposure in order to prove that the cobalt in the hip implant is responsible for many types of injuries. Johnson & Johnson has already denied that exposure levels are high enough to cause injury in every lawsuit that has been filed even before they have investigated the cases.

There has already been one hearing in court in which lawyers have objected to Johnson & Johnson contacting patients directly to get their medical records. Every patient with a DePuy ASR Hip should get legal advice immediately even if they do not have any symptoms. Johnson & Johnson has a legal team in place now that is working every day to deny and defend all lawsuits that are filed.

The symptoms and illnesses from cobalt poisoning may not be show up for long periods of time and it may be too late to bring the claim or properly investigate if legal advice is not sought until the injuries cause a problem.



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Stryker Orthopaedics has recalled two devices that are used with hip implant devices in paitents undergoing hip replacement surgery.

This recall comes on the heels of multiple reports of problems or adverse events related to complications or defects with both the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Neck Stem as well as the Stryker ABG II Modular Neck Stem. Patients have reported tissue swelling and pain related to both hip implant components.

The biotech division of Stryker Corporation based in Hopkinton, Mass has agreed to remove both the Rejuvenate Hip Implant Stem and the ABG II Hip Implant Replacement Stem from the market and discontinue distribution of both devices worldwide.

Adverse events as reported by the FDA related to these hip implant components are being investigated by our firm.

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A new FDA study indicates that the Johnson & Johnson mesh or transvaginal mesh as well as those made by Bard and used in female surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) may cause permanent injury to women rather than benefiting them. The FDA report documents show that serious injuries from the transvaginal mesh are not uncommon and that the mesh products do not improve surgical outcomes. Surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence that were performed without using the mesh had better outcomes. Women whom have had the mesh implanted have also been burdened with multiple follow up surgeries .

Medical device manufacturers whom promoted these surgical mesh devices to doctors around the world for use in surgeries, failed to conduct sufficient clinical testing of these mesh products to insure that they were both safe and beneficial. A very dangerous aspect of these mesh assisted surgeries is that once the transvaginal mesh has been implanted , it is for the most part impossible to remove.

The lawsuits that we are filing are to prove that the manufacturing corporations were negligent in marketing the transvaginal mesh without proper clinical testing and without disclosing to the doctors or the women involved that these mesh products and mesh kits had a substantial risk of serious permanent painful injuries and offered no benefit in improved surgical outcomes over surgeries without using the mesh.

judges have consolidated these vaginal mesh lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and against Bard in separate proceedings. Johnson & Johnson and Bard are the primary manufacturers of the vaginal mesh products. Each lawsuit is an individual case and it is unlikely that there will be a class action lawsuit certified. The consolidated proceedings for discovery allow each case to proceed on its own after preliminary proceedings. Therefore, each person injured should bring an individual case to protect the rights that they have against the manufacturers.

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New 2010 Study: Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant Failure Rate 11%

A new study published in The Journal of Arthroplasty in September 2010 provides additional information on the failures of the Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant. Zimmer suspended sales of this implant in August of 2008 after reports by surgeons of high failure rates. Zimmer tried to blame the doctors' techniques for the failures and resumed selling the implants after a few months and after offering a training program for surgeons. Few surgeons were willing to continue using the products after the reports of the failures and the Zimmer Durom Cup was quietly removed from the market completely in 2010.

There have been hundreds of product liability lawsuits against Zimmer over the defective design of the Durom Cup. We believe that the problem with the Durom Cup is the poor design of the product and not any fault of the doctors.

In the 2010 medical article, Large-Head Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty Using the Durom Acetabular Component at Minimum 1-Year Interval by Richard L. Illgen II, MD, John P. Heiner, MD, Matthew W. Squire, MD, MS, and David N. Conrad, MD, the authors compared 100 patients with Zimmer Durom Cup implants to 100 patients with Zimmer Trilogy implants and followed them for one year. There were no failures in the patients with the Zimmer Trilogy but 11% of the Zimmer Durom Cup implants failed.

In the group of Zimmer Durom Cup patients that failed and needed revisions (another surgery to put in another hip implant) the doctors found that there was no significant bone ingrowth into the Durom cups. The bone ingrowth is necessary for the cups to stay in position and to function properly.

The authors of the study did not find any patient or surgical factors to account for the failures of the Durom cups. Consequently, the problem is with the design of the Durom cup not with the doctors as Zimmer has claimed.

The recent publicity about the recall of the DePuy ASR Hip Implant has prompted many hip implant recipients with continuing pain and limitation of motion to investigate the brand of their implants. More Zimmer Durom Cup implant recipients have been coming forward and contacting our office to report failures of their Durom Cup implants when they discover that their implant is a Durom Cup.

On July 22, 2008 Zimmer suspended US sales of the Zimmer Durom Cup citing incorrect implant procedure. According to Dr. Dorr, a well-paid consultant of Zimmer, wrote that:

This failure rate has occurred within the first two years. In the first year the x-rays looked perfect. We have revised four that did not have any radiolucent lines or migration (and John Moreland revised one). These early cups fooled us, but the symptoms were so classic for a loose implant that we operated the patients. When we hit on the edge of the cup it would just pop free. As time goes by the cups begin developing radiolucent lines. We now have one cup at two years that has actually migrated a short distance. It has tilted into varus. We do not believe the fixation surface is good on these cups. Also there is a circular cutting surface on the periphery of the cup that we believe prevents the cup from fully seating. We stopped using the cup after the first revisions." Read more about the Zimmer Durom Hip Implant recall and lawsuits by clicking here.

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Our firm is no longer accepting BP Oil Cases. The deadline for filing a claim is April 20, 2011. If you do not file by that date your case or claim may be forever barred. You can easily file your case even without a lawyer to protect your rights. There is no filing fee to file your claim. Filing your case with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) is not the same as filing your case in court. If you have any doubt you should file this form.

Do not delay. Act today to protect your rights if you have had a personal injury, loss of earnings, property damage, business loss, or other economic loss from the Oil Spill.

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Pinellas Park-Attorney Joe Saunders has filed a class action civil lawsuit against Raytheon Corporation in Pinellas County Circuit Court today on behalf of St. Petersburg’s Azalea neighborhood residents who have been affected by a toxic plume contaminating their groundwater.

Attorney Saunders was contacted several weeks ago by a concerned Azalea neighborhood resident. The Raytheon plant located at 1501 72nd St. North in St. Petersburg has been leaking toxic chemicals including vinyl chloride, 1,4-dioxane, and trichloroethylene. The chemicals have contaminated the groundwater in the neighborhood.

Saunders held a press conference at AzaleaPark, 1600 72nd St. North in St. Petersburg on Monday, April 14, 2008 at 3:00pm. Copies of the lawsuit were available at the press conference and can be downloaded here.

Saunders & Walker's special mission is the representation of seriously injured persons and the representation of families of persons whose lives have been wrongfully taken by the negligence of others. Our practice focuses on lawsuits against companies that manufacture dangerous pharmaceutical products, medical devices, and medical malpractice. We also represent persons injured in slip and fall cases, auto accidents, and general liability cases.

Attorney Joseph H. Saunders founded the law firm over twenty years ago. Mr. Saunders is Board Certified Nationally as a Civil Trial Lawyer as well as by the Florida Board of Specialization and Education. Saunders has been active in nationwide mass tort litigation, class actions, and individual cases involving pharmaceutical drugs such as Fen-Phen, Baycol, Permax, Avandia, Vioxx and Zyprexa. His practice has also included cases involving diet supplements such as Ephedra, Kava Kava and medical devices such as Medtronic and Guidant Defibrillators, Sulzer hip implants and Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh Patches. He has also been involved in consumer product litigation such as Bausch & Lomb Renu Contact Lens Solution cases and contaminated food cases including the recent ConAgra peanut butter recall.

Attorneys Margaret Walker has practiced law for over twenty years.

Darlene Korab R.N., RAC, a registered nurse, has years of experience in regulatory compliance with major pharmaceutical companies. She provides and arranges medical reviews and investigates pharmaceutical corporate negligence and fraud. Another member of our team, Peter Schweitzer, M.A., M.Div., is dedicated to achieving justice for survivors of sexual abuse. These individuals, combined with our staff of experienced and dedicated paralegals, use the latest electronic technology to serve our clients. Our firm contracts with clients on percentage contingency fees only and does not bill clients for hourly work.

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