On March 8, 2013, after six days of jury deliberations, a Los Angeles jury held Johnson and Johnson (J and J) liable for its defective ASR hip implant and awarded $8.3 million to Loren Kransky, a 65 year old retired prison guard. Kransky had the hip implanted in December 2007 and removed in February 2012. The verdict included $338,136 for Kransky’s medical expenses and $8 million for his physical pain and emotional suffering (the case is Kransky v. DePuy, BC456086, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County.
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This verdict was the first in a series of trial from the more than 10,000 cases in the US with the next trial to start in Chicago, Illinois next week.
Depuy ASR Hip Replacement Linked To Metal Toxicity and Additional Surgery
Thousands of hip implant recipients have experienced pain, dislocation, fracture, toxic poisoning, and were forced to have revision surgery to remove the defective De Puy ASR. It has long been recognized that all metal implants–and metal-on-metal bearings in particular–corrode and cause a release of metal ions (particles). Because cobalt and chromium have been shown to be carcinogenic and mutagenic in human and animal models, systemic toxicity and cancer risk are considered to be possible disadvantages of the metal-on-metal articulation. These wear patterns were well known long before DePuy sold its ASR.
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The lawyers at the Brandi Law Firm are representing a number of people with cases pending against the manufacturer of the DePuy ASR in the California JCCP in San Francisco and in the MDL. Please contact the DePuy hip replacement failure attorneys at the Brandi Law Firm today (1-800-481-1615 or email us) to talk with a Johnson & Johnson DePuy ASR recall lawsuit attorney