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Alleged DePuy Knee Sleeve Failure Lawsuits Now Being Reviewed by Resource4thePeople Attorneys
Date:5/5/2013

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"Some of the most common adverse events associated with the device include a change in the position of the components, loosening, bending, cracking, fracture, deformation or wear of components, fatigue fractions, infection, tissue reaction to wear debris, pain, dislocation, decreased range of motion and loss of limb."

“Patients and health care professionals place their trust in the integrity of medical devices but on some occasions these devices can malfunction,” said Resource4thePeople.

“In such cases consumers or loved ones who may have been injured as a result of a failed or recalled device should know that there are legal options available to them to seek compensation and we will actively update them about their legal rights and future developments affecting this product.”

Resource4thePeople also notes that the DePuy knee sleeves are not the first medical products manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics that have been the subject of massive recalls and numerous lawsuits on behalf of patients injured by those products.

DePuy recalled** thousands of its metal-on-metal hip implant systems in 2010 and thousands of DePuy metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuits have been filed by patients alleging injuries in a federal court system multi-district litigation.****

Bloomberg News, in a Jan. 18, 2013 analysis***** of the litigation, said that DePuy’s parent company, Johnson & Johnson is defending itself against more than 10,000 lawsuits over the recalled hip implants and may face over $2 billion in legal costs.

“In 2010, J&J recalled 93,000 all-metal hips worldwide, including 37,000 in the U.S., saying more than 12 percent failed within five years,” said Bloomberg. “Patients who sued contend they suffer pain and are immobilized by joint dislocations, infections and bone fractures. They alleged metal debris from the hips causes tissue death around the joints.”

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