DePuy Hip Failure Due To Incorrect Angle, Jury Hears

Law360, Los Angeles (February 25, 2013, 8:06 PM EST) -- A biomedical engineer testifying Monday at a first-of-its-kind product liability trial against DePuy Inc. told California jurors that the metal hip of a retired prison guard suing the Johnson & Johnson was incorrectly installed at an elevated angle in his body, increasing the likelihood of excessive wear.

Avram Allan Edidin, an expert witness testifying for the defense, said X-rays of the pelvis of Loren Kransky showed that his left artificial hip was installed at an angle of 63 degrees, which was the reason the metal cup...
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