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Near doubling in failure rates for metal-on-metal hips behind alert

Telegraph article. Checks on all patients with metal-on-metal hips were prompted by a near-doubling in failure rates for the most common of the devices, records reveal.

Last modified: Tue, 04 Jul 2017 12:57:32 BST

'Metal-on-metal' hip implant patients recalled for tests over toxicity fears

Article published in the Guardian. Alert issued by regulatory agency calls for for MRI scans and blood tests on expanded pool from 56,000 patients using devices believed to be at risk of bone or muscle damage.

Last modified: Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:19:34 BST

More than 50,000 Britons with MoM hips told to have X-rays and blood tests

Article in the Telegraph. More than 50,000 patients with “metal-on-metal” hips are being told to undergo X-rays and blood tests after watchdogs found they are far more toxic than was thought.

Last modified: Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:13:18 BST

Hip firm 'cashed in' on unsafe implants which left thousands of patients in pain

A director at the company behind hip implants which left thousands of British patients in pain boasted that its sales figures were "on fire" as a result of operations to replace unsafe parts.

Last modified: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:28:49 BST

Hip implant maker was alerted to safety fears

Article published in the Telegraph. Hip implant maker was alerted to safety fears, as surgeon told them: ‘It borders on unethical to market’

Last modified: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:30:41 BST

The people with arthritis struggling to work

How do people juggle staying in work with a painful and debilitating condition like arthritis

Last modified: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:17:44 GMT

Pain-level rationing of hip and knee surgery due to cash crisis, admits NHS

Article in The Guardian. Official says financial pressure to blame for West Midlands plan to offer transplants only to those who cannot sleep or do daily tasks.

Last modified: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:09:50 GMT

Update: Judge halves $1 billion award in J&J hip implants case

Reuters: A U.S. judge almost halved the award in a December jury verdict that ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay more than $1 billion to plaintiffs in six lawsuits.

Last modified: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:43:22 GMT

Woman awarded €700,000 damages over hip implant

Article in the Irish Times. High Court award is first made by a judge in a case over DePuy products.

Last modified: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:40:00 GMT

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

Article in Bloomberg states that J&J faces almost 9,000 lawsuits over its metal-on-metal hips

Last modified: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:34:21 GMT

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