Monthly Archives: November 2010

DePuy Hip Problems

The DePuy ASR hip replacement recall is different from the other defective hip recalls in that the DePuy hip issues may have no warning signs that alert patients to serious problems with the artificial hip implants. The DePuy hip implants may be asymptomatic in that patients have no pain or obvious problems with their hip implants but may still suffer from metallosis or metal poisoning as a result of the hip implant.
If you or a loved one have had a hip implant, check with your physician as to the type and model of hip implant you’ve received. If it’s a DePuy ASR hip implant, you may be susceptible to metal poisoning that can lead to serious health problems. The metal on metal nature of the DePuy ASR hip implant may cause metallosis, a serious condition that can lead to other serious health issue including tissue necrosis, blood poisoning and cancer.

Defective Zimmer NexGen Knee Implants

Besides the Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant, the medical device company is receiving complaints about its NexGen CR-Flex knee implants. The knee devices are failing withing the first three years of implantation. The 36% failure rate within this time period has caused Dr. Richard Berger, a noted orthopedic surgeon to call upon Zimmer to recall the knee device. Berger has implanted 125 NexGen knees since 2005 and is very concerned about the premature failure rate.
The NexGen knees are cementless knee devices that are not fusing properly to the bone. The loosening of the knee device causes severe pain and loss of proper mobility.
Zimmer officials have blamed orthopedic surgeons for improperly implanting the knee device.

Zimmer Hips Have Defects Now It’s Zimmer Knees

Zimmer Holdings Inc. has had a rough last few years. First, it was the Zimmer Durom Cup recall in 2008 after an investigation revealed an unusually high need for revision surgeries in patients with the Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement. In the Zimmer hip cases, the artificial Durom Cup would loosen causing severe pain and further surgery to correct the problem.
Now, Zimmer is having problems with its artificial knee medical device, the NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement. While the average artificial knee replacement lasts for approximately 15 years, the NexGen knee is failing within 3 years of implantation. Since the Zimmer Nex Gen CR-Flex knee was introduced to the marketplace in 2003, more than 150,000 Zimmer knees have been implanted.

Pervert Miami Priest Neil Doherty Back in Jail

While the specifics remain unclear, accused pedophile priest Neil Doherty is back in jail for violating the terms of his release. Doherty is awaiting trial for 2 counts of sexual battery on a child, 2 counts of indecent assault, one count of lewd or lascivious molestation.
Doherty has had numerous complained of sexual abuse leveled against dating as far back as the early 1970’s in the Archdiocese of Miami when he was plying young boys at a halfway house with drugs and alcohol.