(PRWEB) February 11, 2013
The Rottenstein Law Group monitors news related to the DePuy ASR hip recall and has learned that in the ongoing trial in Los Angeles Superior Court a surgeon testified that a DePuy executive allegedly warned him of the recall* before the move went public.
Dr. Craig Swenson, who said he had performed 200 DePuy ASR XL surgeries, testified that DePuy President David Floyd had lunch with him in March 2010, about five months before the recall. He told Swenson that sales of the ASR were to cease, but he did not tell Swenson why, according to Bloomberg. Swenson also testified that he stopped using the ASR as a hip implant because patients complained of potential side effects such as pain and high levels of metal ions in the bloodstream. Previous testimony indicated that DePuy knew of the high risks and side effects well before the recall.**
“We receive calls daily from DePuy recipients who believe they have suffered those same potential side effects,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group, which manages a DePuy Recall News Center designed to help those who believe they have suffered injuries get the latest hip replacement news and help them evaluate if they have a case. “If it is true that DePuy knew of the ASR’s risks when it marketed the device, then the company must be held accountable.”
There are currently more than 10,000 lawsuits pending against Johnson and Johnson because of the ASR, but this case (In re: Loren Kransky and Sheryl Kransky v. DePuy, Inc., et al. BC456086, Los Angeles Superior Court) is the first to go to trial. Johnson and Johnson subsidiary DePuy said at the time of the recall that the ASR hip replacement system has a 12 percent failure rate, but an Australian device registry found that failure rate to be closer to 40 percent, according to Bloomberg.
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