Seattle Jury Awards $8.3 Million In DePuy Defective Hip Implant Case
A Seattle jury awarded a man $8.8 million dollars in a case involving a defective hip implant manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and Depuy Orthopaedics. Plaintiff Loren Kransky brought negligence and defective design claims against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, DePuy. The plaintiff alleged that Johnson & Johnson had marketed the hip implant despite knowledge that the design was defective.
The DePuy ASR XL Acetabular metal-on-metal hip replacement system was recalled on August 24, 2010. From 2005 to 2010, tens of thousands of patients received this implant. The recall was prompted by a higher than the normal failure rate of the implant. On average, 1 in 8 patients suffered a hip implant failure. Additionally, even if the implant is removed dangerous fragments may be left behind.
The verdict is the first of many expected to be levied against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy for injuries caused by these defective hip implants.
If you or a family member received a DePuy ASR XL Acetabular metal-on-metal hip implant, contact product liability attorney John Mattiacci today for a free consultation.