Monday, December 6, 2010

Depuy Hip Replacement Cases Consolidated

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In what was probably what was the worst kept secret in legal circles, the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation assigned all Depuy ASR hip cases to United States District Judge Katz. The judge will supervise evidence gathering efforts regarding the hip implants which were recalled by Johnson and Johnson's Depuy Orthopedics unit on August 26th. According to Depuy, the implants were recalled after researchers found many patients needed revision surgery because of design defects. Recently, receipents have tested positive for toxic level of chromium and cobalt as a result of the implant failure.

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