DePuy Loses Bid To Toss $8.3M Hip Implant Verdict

By Ciaran McEvoy (May 24, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Friday denied Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Inc.'s bid to toss an $8.3 million jury award won by a retired prison guard who alleged he was injured by its ASR XL metal hip, ruling sufficient evidence existed to prove the product was defectively designed.

At a hearing, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge J. Stephen Czuleger denied DePuy's motions for a new trial and for judgment not withstanding the verdict, ruling the jury's finding — holding the medical device maker liable for defective design, but absolving it on claims of failure to warn and negligence — was supported...

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