The plaintiff’s testimony supports additional evidence presented throughout the case—including admissions made by DePuy itself—that there were and are still serious concerns about the design and side effects of the ASR hip implant.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2013
On Feb. 19 jurors in the nation’s first DePuy ASR hip replacement trial, In re: Loren Kransky and Sheryl Kransky v. DePuy, Inc., et al. (BC456086, Los Angeles Superior Court), heard testimony from plaintiff Kransky himself, the Rottenstein Law Group reports. Kransky, 65, a retired prison guard from Montana, alleged that he suffered “stabbing” pain and couldn’t walk, and that the metal from his ASR hip implant was poisoning him. The Rottenstein Law Group, which currently represents clients in DePuy hip lawsuits, is following the progress of the trial through streamed video feeds and news reports.
The Rottenstein Law Group encourages hip implant recipients to download an informational brochure from its DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Information Center to learn more about the DePuy ASR recall and lawsuits and to help them evaluate if they have a case.
According to Bloomberg,* Kransky had his ASR hip implant removed in February 2012 after having lived with it for about five years. Kransky’s suit against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics is the first of 10,000 DePuy lawsuits in the nation to go to trial and was given expediency because of Kransky’s ailing health.
Kransky attributes the high levels of cobalt and chromium in his blood to his ASR, a metal-on-metal hip implant alleged to cause metal poisoning via the erosive contact of the ball and cup of the device, according to Bloomberg. Johnson & Johnson’s trial attorney asserts that Kransky’s existing health conditions are because of his health problems, which include a history of a stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney cancer.
“The plaintiff’s testimony supports additional evidence presented throughout the case—including admissions made by DePuy itself—that there were and are still serious concerns about the design and side effects of the ASR hip implant,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group, which notes that more than 93,000 ASR hip implants were recalled worldwide in August 2010.
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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