DePuy Should Pay $5M For Implant 'Catastrophe,' Jury Hears

Law360, Chicago (April 15, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT) -- A lawyer for a woman alleging Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Inc.'s ASR XL metal-on-metal hip was defective asked an Illinois jury Monday to award his client $5 million in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages, to send a message about the product he called a "catastrophe."

Denman Heard of Heard Robins Cloud & Black LLP asked jurors at closing arguments to side with plaintiff Carol Strum, a registered nurse, on her claims of strict products liability, negligence, and willful and wanton conduct, saying the ASR was...
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