DePuy Recall News: J&J Expert Alleges Plaintiff’s Pre-existing Conditions—Not the ASR Hip Implant—Caused Metal Poisoning
Los Angeles, Calif (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
As the nation’s first DePuy ASR trial—of potentially thousands—nears its end, an expert for Johnson & Johnson, the company whose subsidiary made the now-recalled ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement system, testified that it was the plaintiff’s various health problems and not his since-removed ASR hip implant that caused him metal poisoning and infection.* The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients in lawsuits related to the recall, is closely following the trial and maintains a website on cases at http://www.depuyrecallnewscenter.com.
Gonzalo Ballon-Landa, a doctor of infectious diseases, testified on Feb. 26 during the trial of In re: Loren Kransky and Sheryl Kransky v. DePuy, Inc., et al. (BC456086, Los Angeles Superior Court) that Loren Kransky, 65, of South Dakota, acquired an infection through a port used to administer chemotherapy drugs for his kidney cancer, and not from the hip implant, which he received in December 2007 and had removed in February 2012, according to Bloomberg. In addition, DePuy’s counsel alleged that Kransky’s health problems, which include diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, strokes and the cancer, combined with the angle at which a surgeon implanted the ASR, is what caused infection and metal poisoning.
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