In the first trial in Los Angeles, the jury awarded the plaintiff about $8 million in damages.
(PRWEB) April 12, 2013
The jury in the nation’s second DePuy ASR trial is expected to deliberate next week in Chicago to determine if Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy must pay plaintiff Carol Strum damages for injuries she allegedly suffered from her DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant, according to court documents (In Re DePuy ASR Hip Litigation, No. 2011-L-009352, Cook County [Ill.] Circuit Court). The Rottenstein Law Group represents clients in metal-on-metal hip lawsuits and maintains a website at http://www.depuyrecallnewscenter.com, which provides news and information on hip lawsuits and the DePuy hip implant recall.
Strum, a 54-year-old nurse from Illinois, alleges that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn of the risks associated with the device’s defective design, according to Bloomberg.* Strum’s husband testified that his wife’s 2009 DePuy ASR implantation and 2011 revision surgery have left her unable to participate in the activities she once enjoyed, according to court documents.
“In the first trial in Los Angeles, the jury awarded the plaintiff about $8 million in damages,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group, referring to Loren Kransky and Sheryl Kransky v. DePuy, Inc., et al. (BC456086, Los Angeles Superior Court). “Each trial is different, of course, but it will be interesting to see if these types of awards will become commonplace.”
The Rottenstein Law Group encourages hip implant recipients to download an informational brochure from its website to learn more about DePuy ASR lawsuits and to speak with a DePuy hip lawyer.
The first trials in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL-2197, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio) are set to begin later this year, according to the New York Times. DePuy recalled the ASR in August 2010. **
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