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DePuy Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Distraction System Class Action Lawsuit

The DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Distraction System, which is used to correct defects of the jaw, has the potential to reverse direction after surgery, which may result in tracheal obstruction, respiratory arrest or death. To date, at least 15 injuries have been linked to this device. If you’ve been injured by the CMF Distraction System, […]


DePuy Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System Lawsuit

Our lawyers are accepting potential lawsuits on behalf of people who were injured by the DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Distraction System. This device, which is used to lengthen or stabilize the jawbone, may reverse direction and lose the desired distraction distance after surgery, resulting in obstruction of the trachea, respiratory arrest or death. To date, […]


Johnson & Johnson to Pay Over $4B to Settle DePuy Hip Lawsuits

November 13, 2013 – Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has agreed to pay over $4 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits filed in courthouses around the country over its DePuy hip replacement devices. In what goes down as the largest settlement of U.S. legal claims for a medical device, the accord will resolve more […]


DePuy Knee Replacement Recall Lawsuit

February 22, 2013 – Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is now recalling an orthopedic knee replacement device due to a potential for fractures, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today. The LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve, which was manufactured by J&J’s DePuy orthopedic unit, has been linked to complications including loss of function, loss of limb, […]


J&J Hid Data on DePuy Hip Complications: Internal Report

January 23, 2013 – Newly disclosed court documents have revealed that a 2011 internal investigation conducted by Johnson & Johnson on its much-troubled DePuy ASR hip implant estimated that the device would fail within five years in nearly 40% of recipients. For reasons still unclear, the company failed to make this information public while simultaneously […]


DePuy Pinnacle Hip MDL Grows to More Than 3,200 Cases

DePuy Pinnacle hip injury lawsuits continue to be filed in courthouses around the country, with more than 3,200 cases currently consolidated in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) for pretrial proceedings. According to the vast majority of the complaints, the Pinnacle’s design is inherently flawed, and allows microscopic metal particles to enter the bloodstream as the […]


First DePuy ASR Settlements Reached Over Recalled Hips

It appears that Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics has reached what is widely believed to be the first settlements in cases brought by individuals who suffered severe injuries after being implanted with replacement hips from the company’s ASR line. The three plaintiffs included in the settlements all claimed that they were fitted with a DePuy […]


DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Litigation Moving Forward

April 24, 2012 – Legal teams involved in the federal DePuy Pinnacle hip litigation are scheduled to meet with the MDL Court tomorrow, where they are expected to outline a schedule for proceeding with the cases. The conference will be overseen by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade, who is presiding over the litigation. To date, […]


DePuy Hip Phaseout Prompted by FDA Safety Data Inquiry

In 2009, Johnson & Johnson made the decision to phase out its DePuy ASR hip replacement just weeks after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) sent a letter to the company requesting additional safety information about the device. In the letter, the FDA told J&J that it had received multiple reports of “high concentration […]


BMJ Report: ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ Implanted with Suspect DePuy Hip Devices

March 6, 2012 – Hundreds of thousands of patients have been fitted with metal-on-metal hip implant devices whose faulty design may be exposing them to toxic cobalt and chromium shards, according to a report published last month in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The risk allegedly comes from the implants’ metal joints grinding together against […]