metal hip injury

Hip Settlement Expansion Should Resolve Most DePuy Implant Lawsuits


The DePuy Pinnacle hip settlement reached late this past year, covering approximately 3,000 claims, is being expanded to resolve most of the litigation still pending against the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary over knowingly selling defective metal hip implants.Bloomberg News reported Monday that J&J’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit has reached a settlement agreement that should resolve...

Preoperative Opioid Use Before Joint Replacement Surgery Increases Risks


New research indicates that opioid use before joint replacement surgery puts patients at substantially higher risks for excruciating injuries, hospital readmittance, and joint implant failure, necessitating additional surgeries.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery published the revelatory study this past month. Researchers from the University of Chicago found that more than half the patients...