Allegations surrounding the Hip replacement issues

Early Reports of Concerns with the Depuy Hip to FDA


Excerpts from the HarrisMartin Conference (www.HarrisMartin.com) on the issues surrounding the Depuy hip recall held in November: (You can purchase this full course directly from HarrisMartin Publishing.) I think this first section (Part One: Development of the Product) is very nicely presented in language that is easy to follow.

Part Two of Two: How was it designed? Excerpts from the HarrisMartin Conference (www.HarrisMartin.com) on the issues surrounding the Depuy hip recall held in November

Two Articles from the NY Times /Investigations of the hip recall

Metallosis (excerpts)

The Depuy ASR Hip Implant May be Linked with a Condition Called Metallosis

Does the Food and Drug Administration share some of the blame for allowing the ASR to go to market without clinical trials being conducted?


Metal Sensitivity (from Wikkipedia)

Claims by presenters re Depuy behavior at the HarrisMartin Litigation conference materials I found of interest:

ASR implants possbily approaching 30% in various practices in England

Shocking excerpts on the issue of metal toxicihttp://www.mydepuyhiprecall.com/2011/04/depuy-crisis-is-one-of-more-than-50.htmlty associated with Hip implants from various medical journals that I found of interest:

Second read of the initial New York Times article published on 3/9/10

Hip replacement failure rate 'higher than first thought'

Carcinogens and their relationship to the Depuy hip

Is there a casual relationship between metal hypersensitivity and osteolyis with Depuy hip?

The DePuy crisis is one of more than 50 voluntary product recalls that J&J has issued just since the start of 2010.

DePuy hip recall: Senate to probe safety of medical devices

High-Risk Medical Devices Fail to Get Full Review, GAO Says (including the depuy hip)

Accountability of the CEO of Depuy?

In Medicine, New Isn’t Always Improved

Hip Joints Set Off new Rush To Court

Will Johnson & Johnson Have to Answer to Congressional Committee for DePuy Metal-on-Metal Hips?



Hip Implant Complaints Surge, Even as the Dangers Are Studied

Insight: DePuy's handling of hip recall sparks questions


DePuy Argues That Hip Implant Recall Victims Missed Deadlines

J&J Metal Hips Failed in More Than 25% of Cases, U.K. Says

Three years to recall problem implants

Remedy Is Elusive as Metallic Hips Fail at a Fast Rate

NBC evening news segment on the hip recalls with Brian Williams

Review of the Implications of MOM hips to cancer addressing the creation of abnormal chromosomes (genotoxic effects-in the post below-), Immune Mediated responses (next post) and oxidation of Cr 3 to 6 and visa versa-3rd post-. (1 of 3)

 Review of the Implications of MOM hips to cancer addressing the creation of abnormal chromosomes (genotoxic effects-in the last post-), Immune Mediated responses (below) and oxidation of Cr 3 to 6 and visa versa-next post-. (2 of 3)

Review of the Implications of MOM hips to cancer addressing the creation of abnormal chromosomes (genotoxic effects-2 posts back-), Immune Mediated responses (last post) and oxidation of Cr 3 to 6 and visa versa-below-. (3 of 3)

The DePuy ASR Recall On CBS Atlanta News

Former gymnast sues over hip op

Will Johnson & Johnson Have to Answer to Congressional Committee for DePuy Metal-on-Metal Hips?

2010 DePuy Hip Implant Recall: What Happened and Why? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Study Evaluates Industry Payments To Orthopedic Surgeons

Better alignment could cut need for hip replacements

Complaints of Adverse Events Skyrocket For Pinnacle Hip Implant

Broadspire Redux

New report highlights metal hip implant problems

Popular Hip Replacement Made Patients Sick (CBS news Chicago)

Medical Devices Need Greater Follow Up After U.S. Approval, Senators Say

India State FDA Files Complaint against DePuy with Mumbai Police

A motion filed to Consolidate yet another group of Hips for litigation (Wright conserve hip)

One comment from an orthopedic surgeon from the recent NY times article

"NYT Reports Risks of DePuy’s Recall Compensation Program?"

Mayo Clinic Hot Topic

FDA warns J&J's DePuy unit over joint replacements

Warning Letter to Depuy Orthopedics from the FDA

 Hip replacement patients could face increased risk of cancer (very important article)

Hip Implant U.S. Rejected Was Sold Overseas

Why I Won't Invest In J&J

New House Bill to Change Medical Device Approvals Process

J&J hip recall: Internal emails detail FDA's non-approval letter

Hip Maker Discussed Failures

Document: 2009 E-Mail on Hip Device (just discovered)

Three video interviews of the triumvirate of practitioners in England who surfaced the Depuy issues world wide

Metal hip joints not worth risk

Hip Device Phaseout Followed F.D.A. Data Request

Did Depuy unload inventory of ASRs after problems were known?

Union Fights Hefty Compensation Pay For Exiting J&J CEO


Discrediting the counterpoint?

Report: Medical implants rarely tested /CBS News video

Dangerous Devices: Consumer Report Probe

UPDATE 2-FDA seeks more advice on metal hip implants

J&J board faces growing dissent

4 Medical Implants That Escaped FDA Scrutiny

Metal-on-metal hip implants need more consistent testing to help lower high failure rates that lead to risky replacement surgeries, a report by regulators said.

All-metal hips 'wear down faster'

'Toxic' hip replacement fears (How the British are dealing with the MOM issue)

Hip Replacement Complications

Analysis: When implanted medical devices go wrong, who pays?

510(k) Ancestry Reveals Serious Flaws of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Regulatory 'Loophole' Allowing Unsafe Devices to be Marketed, Say Researchers

F.D.A. Seeks to Tighten Regulation of All-Metal Hip Implants

FDA Safety Communication: Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

FDA Clamps Down on Metal-on-Metal Hips

FDA topics on the MoM hips

Maker Aware of 40% Failure in Hip Implant

Summary of the data behind the FDA recomendations

A call to prevent unsafe high-risk medical devices from reaching the marketplace

Evidence Supporting Ban of Metal-on-Metal Hips Grows, as FDA Issues New Guidelines

Johnson & Johnson Hip Flop

Maker Hid Data About Design Flaw in Hip Implant, Records Show

J&J’s Ekdahl Says Hips Recalled Because of Clinical Needs

J&J Had ‘Inappropriate’ Risk Controls for Hip, Jury Told

J&J Failed to Weigh Hip Metal Debris Risk, Witness Says

Dangers of toxic hip implants used in Britain kept secret for years

 During Trial, New Details Emerge About Hip Maker

J&J Had ‘Inappropriate’ Risk Controls for Hip, Jury Told

J&J Failed to Weigh Hip Metal Debris Risk, Witness Says

Dangers of toxic hip implants used in Britain kept secret for years

  During Trial, New Details Emerge About Hip Maker

  J&J Recalled Hips Over Safety Concerns, Witness Testifies

 J&J Failed to Forecast Flaws Leading to Recall, Jury Told

 J&J Jury Told Hip Has Many Design Defects Causing Failure

 J&J Engineer Studied Hip Redesign for 3 Years, Jury Told

 J &J President Visited Hip Surgeon Pre-Recall, Jury Told

 DePuy ASR Trial Update: J&J Engineer-Suggested Redesign Meant to Minimize Metallic Debris Never Implemented, Parker Waichman LLP Reports

 What a Company Knew About Its Metal Hips

 J&J Hips Surgeon Says Failure Rate Alters View on Device

J&J’s Marketer E-Mailed Hip Safety Concerns Before Recall

  J&J Feared Metal Backlash Would Hurt Hip Sales, Jury Told

Patients victims of untested medical devices

The Hip Replacement Case Shows Why Doctors Often Remain Silent

J&J Sales Rep Told Surgeon of Hip Problems, Jury Told

Jury hears from Depuy complaint and Vigilance Manager

 J&J’s Floyd Says Hip Sales Halted for Business Reasons

 J&J’s Toxicologist Says Metal From Recalled Hip Harmless

J&J Hip Designer Says He Gave Complaints to Marketers

 J&J Expert Says Infection, Not Defect, Led to Hip Failure

J&J Profit Pursuit Led to Defective Hip, Lawyer Argues

 At trial this week, Johnson & Johnson claims that their recalled ASR hip replacements are not defective and blames surgeons for their extreme failure rate.

 Reminder of the Tony Nargol interviews

Plaintiff group weighs in on FDA process for metal hip implants

Experts call for transparency over medical devices

Presenters call for continued studies into outcomes, cancer, taper wear in MoM hip replacement