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Brett Emison

Stryker: More Metal on Metal Hip Lawsuits to Settle

  Artificial hip maker, Stryker Corp., said in October it could spend between $700 million and $1.13 billion to resolve litigation over recalled hip implants.  Stryker recalled two devices – the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip implant systems […]

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Key Deadlines Approaching In DePuy ASR Settlement

A settlement between thousands of plaintiffs and DePuy Orthopaedics was announced last week in the DePuy ASR litigation.  The nearly $2.5 billion settlement will resolve the claims of approximately 8,000 plaintiffs.  However, about one-third of the claims (another 4,000 claims) […]

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Making Sense of the DePuy ASR Hip Settlement

Details of the DePuy ASR artificial hip settlement were officially released yesterday during a hearing involving lawyers and judges involved in litigation across the country.  To date, there have been nearly 8,600 cases filed in the federal MDL with additional […]

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Johnson & Johnson Ready To Pay $3 Billion To Settle Defective Hip Claims?

  New reports this week suggest Johnson & Johnson is prepared to increase its settlement offer over defective artificial hips by at least 50%.  Back in January, J&J reportedly offered $2 billion to resolve more than 10,000 lawsuits over its […]

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10th Anniversary of the Zimmer Institute – Cause for Celebration?

There was partying in Chicago last month and you can bet that the folks at Zimmer Holdings – sponsors of the party and manufacturers of artificial knees that fail with…

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How Much Will An Artificial Hip Cost You?

How much is that new hip going to cost you? The answer, according to a recent Journal of the American Medical Association Study, is that no one knows.

Researchers called more than 100…

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Johnson & Johnson Under Federal Criminal and Civil Investigation Over Defective Hips

Federal prosecutors and the civil division of the U.S. Justice Department are investigating Johnson & Johnson over the company's defective DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implants. The…

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Mirena IUD Birth Control Causing Serious Side Effects

The Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD), manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, is a small T-shaped plastic birth-control device that is inserted into a woman’s uterus by a…

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DePuy ASR Metal On Metal Hip Trial: Jury Learns of Hip Problems

A few weeks ago, a California jury began hearing the first trial of more than 10,000 lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson for defects in its DePuy ASR metal-on-metal artificial hip…

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Johnson & Johnson Ready To Offer $2 Billion Hip Lawsuit Settlement?

Fighting more than 10,000 lawsuits over its recalled metal-on-metal hip implants, Johnson & Johnson may be trying to resolve these cases for more than $2 billion according to a report by…