MoM Hips, Dr Stephen Tower Presentation – Essential Viewing

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Dr Stephen Tower discusses Metal on Metal Hip Issues

Earlsview Facebook Group

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Some time back I set up a Facebook Group as an easier venue for discussions but for some dumb reason never really advertised it! But recently it has gained a lot more members and there are some great discussions and support happening.

The address is https://www.facebook.com/groups/total.hip.news/

See you there!

PS. I have backlog of posts but have had family and health issues to cope with.

J&J get some overdue medicine

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J&J Ordered to Pay Record $1 Billion for Faulty Hip Implants

December 1, 2016 — 5:20 PM EST December 1, 2016 — 8:45 PM EST
  • Texas verdict continues courtroom losing stretch for company
  • J&J faces almost 9,000 lawsuits over its metal-on-metal hips
Photographer: Cristina Arias/Getty Images

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Texas jury to pay more than $1 billion to patients who claimed the company hid flaws in its Pinnacle artificial hips that had to be surgically removed, in J&J’s second loss linked to the implants.

Officials of J&J’s DePuy unit, which makes the Pinnacle hips, knew the devices were defective, but failed to properly warn doctors and patients about the risk they would fail, the federal jury in Dallas concluded Thursday. The verdict includes more than $30 million in actual damages for the six plaintiffs and more than $1 billion in punitive damages, according to court filings.

J&J still faces almost 9,000 lawsuits accusing the company of mishandling the metal-on-metal hips. J&J stopped selling the devices in 2013 after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration toughened artificial-hip regulations.

 

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-01/j-j-ordered-to-pay-more-than-1-billion-for-pinnacle-hip-device