Rottenstein Law Group Comments on Report of Federal Scrutiny of Johnson & Johnson’s Marketing of Metal-on-Metal Hips
(PRWEB) February 25, 2013
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Feb. 22, Johnson & Johnson announced that the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office were investigating the marketing practices of its subsidiary DePuy, maker of the recalled ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement system, according to the Washington Post.* The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients in DePuy ASR hip lawsuits, is monitoring the situation carefully and maintains an information website on cases at www.depuyhiprecall.us.
DePuy is currently a defendant in more than 10,000 lawsuits nationwide, most of which are part of a multidistrict litigation, which is a consolidation of pretrial proceedings (MDL-2197). The first trial, In re: Loren Kransky and Sheryl Kransky v. DePuy, Inc., et al. (BC456086, Los Angeles Superior Court), is underway in California, involving a 65-year-old retired prison guard who alleges that design flaws, device failure and metal poisoning all have caused him to suffer severe side effects. The Rottenstein Law Group has been following that trial closely since it began in January.
“Evidence from the Kransky trial, such as email communications between employees, indicates that DePuy marketed the device despite full knowledge of its flaws,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. “As we learn more about marketing practices, it is apparent that people who believe their ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement has injured them should retain an advocate who can help them determine if they have a case.”