A jury has awarded a patient fitted with a defectively-designed Johnson & Johnson (J&J) DePuy ASR XL metal on metal hip implant $8.3 million in compensatory damages. The plaintiff, Loren “Bill” Kransky, 65, endured numerous revision surgeries to repair his defective implant after constant pain and severe dislocations. $338,136 of the verdict was for medical bills, while $8 million was awarded for pain and suffering.
J&J argued that Kransky’s health problems were the cause of the hip implant’s failure, but jurors did not buy their argument. Kransky received his DePuy ASR XL implant in December 2007 and had it removed in February 2012. J&J intends to appeal the verdict.
J&J recalled 93,000 of its DePuy ASR XL hip implants in 2010 after 12% of the devices failed within five years. More evidence surfaced last year when 44% of Australian implant devices failed within seven years of implant.
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