Johnson & Johnson Study Predicts 37% Failure Rate of Metal Hips; Attorney Jeff Nadrich Responds

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A new internal study from Johnson & Johnson projects a 37 percent rate of failure associated with its DePuy metal-on-metal hip implants. California personal injury lawyer Jeff Nadrich respnods.

Newly unsealed court documents have revealed that Johnson & Johnson, maker of the recalled ASR hip implants, predicted a 37 percent failure rate of its metal hip products within 4.6 years, this according to a new Bloomberg report. The estimate was reportedly revealed in documents unsealed Jan. 18 in the lawsuit of Loren Kransky* in state court in Los Angeles.

As pointed out by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the ASR was voluntarily recalled on August 24, 2010 by the manufacturer due to the results of a UK joint registry study. Unlike the internal data, the joint registry data only estimated a 13 percent failure.

Los Angeles personal injury lawyer Jeff Nadrich, of Nadrich & Cohen LPP, has commented extensively on the dangers of metal-on-metal hip implants, and points out that the ASR device is especially problematic. According to Nadrich, “Its design is unfortunately shallower than other hip implant devices. The design makes the implant systems prone to problems, including constant hip pain, thigh and groin pain, pain while walking, weight-bearing pain and pain rising from a seated position.”

Furthermore, the FDA urges ASR hip patients to visit their doctor at once if they experience “pain, swelling, numbness, noise (popping, grinding, clicking or squeaking of your hip), and/or a change in ability to walk.”

About Nadrich & Cohen: Jeffrey Nadrich is a personal injury attorney with Nadrich & Cohen, a California based law firm with offices in 18 locations across California. The firm has offices in Arcadia, Bakersfield, Fresno, Irvine, Long Beach, Modesto, Oakland, Oxnard, Palm Springs, Redding, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Rosa, and Tracy. Nadrich & Cohen handles all types of wrongful death and serious injury accident cases, including auto, truck, bus, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents, pedestrian collisions, boating accidents, dog bites, defective product cases and nursing home abuse. Victims are encouraged to call 1-800-718-4658 for a free consultation with a Nadrich & Cohen attorney.

*LASC case no. BC456086 in Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

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