DePuy Hip Failure Caused By Metal Toxins, Jury Told

Law360, Los Angeles (February 1, 2013, 6:06 PM EST) -- A retired prison guard's DePuy Inc. hip replacement failed because of toxins emitted from the metal implant, not because of the plaintiff's other medical problems, a toxicologist testified Friday in a bellwether case accusing the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary of selling replacement hips with excessive failure rates.

Dr. Robert Harrison, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, told a Los Angeles jury that plaintiff Loren Kransky's hip implant, the DePuy-designed ASR XL, had failed because of the toxins it emitted, including...
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