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Witness at Los Angeles Trial Asserts J&J Changed Rules to Conceal Failed Hip Replacements, the Rottenstein Law Group Reports

The Rottenstein Law Group continues to monitor DePuy ASR lawsuit reports from the Los Angeles trial in which a plaintiff asserts that he suffered severe side effects from the Johnson & Johnson hip implant.

(PRWEB) January 29, 2013

The Rottenstein Law Group continues to monitor DePuy ASR recall lawsuit reports from the Los Angeles trial in which a plaintiff asserts that he suffered severe side effects from the Johnson & Johnson hip implant.

On Monday, Jan. 28, a consultant named George Samaras testified at trial (In re: Loren Kransky and Sheryl Kransky v. DePuy, Inc., et al., BC456086, Los Angeles Superior Court) that the DePuy ASR hip replacement system failed Johnson & Johnson’s own internal safety standards for the metal-on-metal hip cup, which led the company to change protocols instead of addressing the design flaw, Bloomberg reports.

Samaras told the jury that DePuy documents said the ASR released 16 times more cobalt and chromium particles into the bloodstream than another DePuy hip replacement product, according to Bloomberg. Regardless, the company gave the ASR a passing grade, the story said.

Read more: DePuy ASR Lawsuit Update: Witness at Los Angeles Trial Asserts J&J Changed Rules to Conceal Failed Hip Replacements, the Rottenstein Law Group Reports


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