A jury in Los Angeles awards a Montana man $8.3 million over a Johnson & Johnson DePuy hip implant. The man is the first of more than 10,000 lawsuits pending against the medical products maker in connection with a now-recalled artificial hip.
The 12-member panel, however, declined to issue punitive damages, saying the company’s DePuy orthopedics unit, which made and marketed the all-metal device, did not act with fraud or malice. The implant, known as the Articular Surface Replacement, or A.S.R., was recalled in mid-2010. To read more visit The New York Times Article on this verdict.
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. announced the recall of its ASR Hip Replacement Systems, which have been implanted in 93,000 persons worldwide. The DePuy hip recall came as a result of a higher than acceptable rate of failure requiring another hip replacement within 5 years.
Gingras, Cates & Wachs has filed a class action in the Western District of Wisconsin. MICHAEL HOFFMAN, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, plaintiffs, v. DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC., defendant. Case No.: 10-cv-808 (PDF)
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