Johnson & Johnson Challenges British Medical Journal Findings on DePuy Metal Hips

by NadrichCohenLLP May 14, 2012 Personal Injury

Johnson & Johnson is challenging findings from several research studies published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) which question the safety of all-metal hip implants. Johnson & Johnson, along with its subsidiary DePuy Orthopedics, is currently facing thousands of lawsuits in the U.S. and around the world in connection with injuries allegedly caused by its […]

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New Patient Registry Will Track Safety of Pradaxa, Other Antithrombolic Treatments

by NadrichCohenLLP May 3, 2012 Personal Injury

Boehringer Ingelheim, maker of the increasingly popular anticoagulant drug Pradaxa, has announced that it will establish a new patient registry which will allow the company to track the safety of Pradaxa for patients suffering from a heart rhythm condition known as atrial fibrillation (AF). The GLORIA(TM)-AF Registry is expected to be completed in 2020 and […]

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First DePuy Hip Lawsuit Expected to Go to Trial in December

by NadrichCohenLLP April 26, 2012 Personal Injury

Since Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopedics division announced a recall of its ASR all-metal hips in 2010, the company has faced an increasing number of lawsuits filed on behalf of patients who claim they were injured by one of these devices. As new lawsuits continue to mount, a Nevada judge has set the first trial […]

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FDA Report Suggests Higher Number of Pradaxa Bleeding Deaths in 2011

by NadrichCohenLLP April 14, 2012 Personal Injury

The blood-thinning drug Pradaxa (dabigatran) has been linked to a number of serious complications, including an increased risk of serious and in some cases, fatal, bleeding events. Boehringer Ingelheim, the company that manufactures Pradaxa, acknowledged in November 2011 that the drug was responsible for approximatley 260 deaths worldwide. A new report issued by the Food […]

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U.K. Health Agency Warns Doctors Against Using Metal Hip Implant Combination

by NadrichCohenLLP April 3, 2012 Personal Injury

The U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a new warning advising doctors against using a specific combination of metal hip implant components. The MHRA issued the warning after it was determined that the patients who received the metal hips in question had an “unacceptably high” rate of revision surgery after undergoing […]

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Wright Conserve Hip Lawsuits Consolidated in Multidistrict Litigation

by NadrichCohenLLP March 27, 2012 Personal Injury

A third multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been established to handle federal lawsuits involving defective metal hip implants. The newest MDL involves lawsuits filed in connection with the Conserve metal hip, manufactured by Wright Medical Technologies. According to court documents, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation voted to consolidate federal Wright Conserve hip lawsuits on […]

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U.K. Health Agency Backs Pradaxa, Despite Bleeding Risk

by NadrichCohenLLP March 16, 2012 Personal Injury

The U.K.’s top medical-cost regulator is putting its support behind Pradaxa for the prevention of blood clots in patients who suffer from a heart rhythm condition known as atrial fibrillation (AF). The announcement comes as concerns continue to mount over the safety of Pradaxa, which has been linked to numerous serious and in some cases, […]

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British Hip Society Calls for End to Metal Hip Implant Use

by NadrichCohenLLP March 6, 2012 Personal Injury

Amid a growing firestorm of controversy surrounding defective metal hip implants, the British Hip Society is now urging physicians in the UK to stop using the all-metal devices in patients requirement hip replacement surgery. The warning comes just days after the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued new guidelines for metal hip implant […]

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British Medical Journal Says Toxic Metal Hip Implants Could Affect Thousands

by NadrichCohenLLP March 2, 2012 Personal Injury

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently announced that an investigation into failing metal hip implants has revealed that thousands of patients may potentially suffer toxic poisoning caused by these devices. According to an article published in The Daily Mail,  the British Medical Journal partnered with the BBC to investigate reports of metal poisoning associated with […]

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Johnson and Johnson Marketed Rejected Metal Hip Implants to Overseas Patients

by NadrichCohenLLP February 16, 2012 Accident Claims

Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopedics is once again the subject of scrutiny as new reports surface that the company marketed a metal hip implant to patients overseas, despite the fact that the FDA failed to grant approval for the device in the U.S. According to a February 14th article published in The New York Times, […]

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