DePuy Should Pay $23M Over Faulty Hip Implant, Jury Told

Law360, Los Angeles (February 28, 2013, 4:26 PM EST) -- Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Inc. should cough up $23 million for selling the ASR XL metal hip even though it knew the implant was faulty, a retired prison guard's lawyer told a Los Angeles jury Thursday in closing arguments for a first-of-its-kind product liability trial.

In a sometimes animated address in which he quoted the Bible, Julius Caesar and his high school football coach, Brian J. Panish asked jurors to award his client, Loren Kransky, $5.3 million in compensatory damages and up to $17.8 million...
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