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2006 – Canadian Research Team “Concerned” With Metal-on-Metal Hip Use

Posted in DePuy Hip Replacement

In 2006, the government-mandated Canadian organization Health Quality Ontario published the results of a study in Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series that aimed to “assess the safety and effectiveness of metal on metal (MOM) hip resurfacing arthroplasty for young patients compared with that of total hip replacement (THR) in the same population.” This study, titled… Continue Reading

2007 – Research shows LAP-BAND reoperation required at triple the rate stated in Warning Label

Posted in Allergan LAP-BAND

We are no longer accepting cases regarding these products.  Due to a terrible Supreme Court ruling, consumers injured by this product are no longer permitted to sue the manufacturers of this device.  We wish we could help, but the Supreme Court has taken the rights of citizens away to protect the profits of medical device… Continue Reading

2008 – LAP-BAND associated with high complication rates

Posted in Allergan LAP-BAND

We are no longer accepting cases regarding these products.  Due to a terrible Supreme Court ruling, consumers injured by this product are no longer permitted to sue the manufacturers of this device.  We wish we could help, but the Supreme Court has taken the rights of citizens away to protect the profits of medical device… Continue Reading

1999 – LAP-BAND Complications Include Perforations of Stomach, Prolapse of Stomach Through Band

Posted in Allergan LAP-BAND

We are no longer accepting cases regarding these products.  Due to a terrible Supreme Court ruling, consumers injured by this product are no longer permitted to sue the manufacturers of this device.  We wish we could help, but the Supreme Court has taken the rights of citizens away to protect the profits of medical device… Continue Reading

2004 – 19% of LAP-BAND Patients Suffer Complications

Posted in Allergan LAP-BAND

We are no longer accepting cases regarding these products.  Due to a terrible Supreme Court ruling, consumers injured by this product are no longer permitted to sue the manufacturers of this device.  We wish we could help, but the Supreme Court has taken the rights of citizens away to protect the profits of medical device… Continue Reading

2001 – LAP-BAND Associated with Erosion, LAP-BAND Migration

Posted in Allergan LAP-BAND

We are no longer accepting cases regarding these products.  Due to a terrible Supreme Court ruling, consumers injured by this product are no longer permitted to sue the manufacturers of this device.  We wish we could help, but the Supreme Court has taken the rights of citizens away to protect the profits of medical device… Continue Reading

2012 – Metal-on-metal hip replacements linked to high revision rate

Posted in DePuy Hip Replacement

A 2012 report by AJ Smith et al. titled “Failure rates of stemmed metal-on-metal hip replacements: analysis of data from the National Joint Registry of England and Wales.” published in the prominent medical journal The Lancet aimed to “assess if metal-on-metal bearing surfaces lead to increased implant survival compared with other bearing surfaces in stemmed… Continue Reading

2011 – DePuy ASR failure rate 12% at 5 years

Posted in DePuy Hip Replacement

In 2011, an article published by R. Underwood et al. in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery titled “A comparison of explanted Articular Surface Replacement and Birmingham Hip Resurfacing components.” evaluated the relative safety and efficacy of the DePuy ASR hip replacement as compared to Birmingham Hip Resurfacing components. In recent years, a number of… Continue Reading

2011 – More than 25% of DePuy ASR users suffer elevated blood metal ion levels, premature device failure

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Citing that “There is widespread concern regarding the incidence of adverse soft-tissue reactions after metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacement” and “Recent National Joint Registry data have shown clear differences in the rates of failure of different designs of hip resurfacing,” a study by DJ Langton et al. (2011) aimed to “update the failure rates related to… Continue Reading

2012 – Study Shows: 50% of LAP-BANDs Fail by 10 Years

Posted in Allergan LAP-BAND

We are no longer accepting cases regarding these products.  Due to a terrible Supreme Court ruling, consumers injured by this product are no longer permitted to sue the manufacturers of this device.  We wish we could help, but the Supreme Court has taken the rights of citizens away to protect the profits of medical device… Continue Reading

2012 – DePuy ASR has “inferior outcome with higher revision risk”

Posted in DePuy Hip Replacement

Published in 2012, an article by M. Seppänen et al. titled “Hip resurfacing arthroplasty: short-term survivorship of 4,401 hips from the Finnish Arthroplasty Register.” aimed to determine the short-term reliability of a variety of hip resurfacings used in 4,401 Finnish citizens, as compared to the reliability seen in 48,409  total hip arthroplasty procedures during the… Continue Reading