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Johnson & Johnson Settles Hip Implant Case Two Weeks Before Trial

Last week, Johnson and Johnson settled a bellweather case that was scheduled to commence on October 15, 2013 in California.  Plaintiff in that action claimed that his injuries were allegedly caused by the company’s ASR metal-on-metal hip implants.  The case is Ottman v. Johnson & Johnson, No. CGC-12-517391, in California Superior Court. The terms of the settlement are confidential. Another bellweather trial involving the company’s hip implants is scheduled to take place in early 2014 in Los Angeles. Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy…
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DePuy Wins Second Hip Implant Trial

After a five-week trial, an Illinois jury made up of seven women and five men reached its verdict, just one day after it started deliberations, and it was in favor of the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Inc. In Carol Strum v. DePuy Orthopaedics, plaintiff claimed that the ASR XL implant she received in 2008 had a defective designed that caused it to shed large amounts of debris from metal-on-meal ware and made it prone to premature failure. DePuy had argued over the course of…
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