Jury Awards $8.8 Million in DePuy Defective Hip Implant Case

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.

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