A review conducted internally by Johnson & Johnson soon after it recalled a troubled hip implant found that the company had not adequately assessed the device’s potential risks before it was used in more than 90,000 patients.
Toxic hip implants used in thousands of operations in Britain were sold by a company which knew for at least three years that they could be dangerous, it was claimed today.
Johnson&Johnson subsidiary DePuy advertised ‘metal-on-metal’ hip implants despite a top surgeon allegedly telling one of the manufacturer’s executives that they were potentially dangerous to patients.
Hundreds of patients are now having replacements for the hips, which are intended to last for life, despite DePuy allegedly being continually warned about their impact, reported the Daily Telegraph.
There are a number of Harley Street Hip replacement clinics that can offer replacement for the defective Depuy hips.