J&J Unit DePuy Knew Of Hip Implant Defect, Jury Hears

Law360, Los Angeles (January 25, 2013, 4:57 PM EST) -- Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Inc. knew its metal artificial hips shed debris but failed to warn doctors and patients about the risks, a California jury heard Friday during opening statements in the first of thousands of DePuy product liability cases nationwide to go to trial.

Loren Kransky, a retired prison guard and Vietnam veteran who in 2007 got the ASR XL hip implant, sued the company in Los Angeles Superior Court in 2011 for defect design, negligence and failure to warn. He had the device...
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