Zimmer Durom Cup

Zimmer Durom® Cup Hip Resurfacing System

Since 2006, the Zimmer Durom® Cup Hip Resurfacing System has been implanted in nearly 13,000 patients in the United States.

Reports indicate that the Durom® cup may fail to fuse properly with the bone, instead separating and migrating in the body. When the Durom® cup moves, it pushes the metal hip socket against bone, which can cause excruciating pain for patients.  Problems with the Durom® cup may also require patients to undergo hip
revision surgeries, medical monitoring or rehabilitation. Continue reading

Depuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement System

Depuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement System

DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., a unit of Johnson & Johnson, manufactures the Pinnacle Hip Replacement Systems which was approved in 2001 by the Food and Drug Administration.  Since then, it has been implanted in approximately 150,000 individuals in the United States.

The Depuy Pinnacle hip replacement system is one of several models sold by DePuy and is known as a “metal-on-metal” implant. While hip implants typically last 15 years or more, many doctors reported that Pinnacle implants failed soon after implantation in many patients; often within two years. Continue reading

Depuy ASR Hip Replacement Recall

Depuy ASR Hip Replacement System Recall

DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., a unit of Johnson & Johnson, manufactures the ASR Acetabular System which was approved in August, 2005 by the Food and Drug Administration.  Since then, it has been implanted in approximately 48,000 individuals in the United States.

The Depuy ARS hip replacement system is one of several models sold by DePuy and is known as a “metal-on-metal” implant. While hip implants typically last 15 years
or more, many doctors reported that ASR implants failed soon after implantation in many patients; often within two years. Approximately 13 percent of people who had an ASR total hip replacement have needed to undergo replacement surgery within five years.

On August 26, 2010, DePuy recalled ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System, due to early system failures.  (Note that the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System was not approved for sale in the U.S.)  These recalls affected approximately 93,000 patients worldwide. Continue reading

Darvon

Darvon is the brand name for propoxyphene, a relatively weak painkiller that has been on the market for decades. On November 19, 2010, the FDA announced a Darvon recall after determining that the risk of Darvon side effects outweigh its health benefits. The recall came after the FDA analyzed data linking Darvon to potentially fatal irregular heart rhythms, a condition known as heart arryhthmia.

If you have taken Darvon or Darvocet, you may be entitled to compensation through a Darvon lawsuit for injuries such as

  • Heart Arrythmia
  • Heart Attack
  • Death