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Update on DePuy Hip Replacement Issues In consequence with DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.'s recall of its hip replacement systems, many complications also saw light and one of them is what is known as the hip implant metallosis. Metallosis has also been among the allegations contained in the several lawsuits that were filed against Johnson & Johnson, DePuy's mother company. Several of these lawsuits have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation under Judge David A. Katz of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio who called for a status conference ofthe DePuy hip replacement lawsuit. In a recent news, DePuy agreed to pay $200,000 rather than to go on trial to settle three ASR hip replacement lawsuits filed in Nevada state court wherein the hearing is scheduled in December 2012. Experts at the Mayo Clinic Medical Laboratories believe that even low levels are concerning even if no specific concentrations have been established to be considered as dangerous levels for chromium poisoning, "blood serum concentrations greater than 1ng/ML in a patient with Cr-based implant suggest significant prosthesis wear." Read More: Johnson & Johnson to Pay $600,000 to Settle Three DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Lawsuits

Update on DePuy Hip Replacement Issues