Navigation Links
DePuy ASR Lawsuit Update: Parker Waichman LLP Commends Judge’s Refusal of Appeal for New Trial; DePuy Still Must Pay $8.3 Million Verdict

New York, New York (PRWEB) May 28, 2013

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, applauds the judge’s decision to uphold the jury verdict that concluded the first lawsuit of more than 10,000 to reach trial over DePuy’s recalled ASR metal-on-metal hip implants. As reported by MassDevice on May 27, 2013, California Judge J. Stephen Czuleger rejected DePuy's bid for a new trial and let the verdict stand; the jury, having decreed that DePuy’s all-metal implants were defectively designed, had awarded Plaintiff Loren Kransky $8.3 million, in the case of Kransky v. DePuy, BC456086, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County (Los Angeles).

“The judge’s decision to uphold the verdict in favor of the Plaintiff is a reassuring victory for thousands of individuals who allege that the DePuy ASR hip implant has caused them injuries,” said Daniel C. Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker Waichman LLP. “The jury’s decision sent a clear message to Johnson & Johnson that it cannot get away with harming patients; the judge maintaining that verdict almost serves to underscore the message.”

Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free legal advice to patients who have implants devices such as DePuy’ all-metal hip, and advises them to speak with their doctors if they experience symptoms such as:

  •         Pain
  •         Swelling
  •         Difficulty walking, or a change in your ability to walk
  •         Metallosis, high levels of metal ions in the bloodstream
  •         Early failure, revision surgery

On March 8, 2013, Bloomberg reported that the jury’s verdict came on the sixth day of deliberations, ruling that DePuy Orthopaedics and parent company Johnson & Johnson were negligent with regards to Kransky’s ASR hip implant; the verdict included $338,136 for medical expenses and $8 million for pain and suffering. According to Bloomberg, David Vega, who was one of the jurors in the trial, said “I wanted punitive damages” because J&J was slow to correct problems with the recalled hip implant.

The Bloomberg article added that Johnson & Johnson recalled 93,000 ASR hips in 2010, citing a failure rate of 12 percent in five years. In Australia, failure rates have exceeded 40 percent in seven years, Bloomberg reported. Kransky’s lawsuit alleged that the defects of the metal-on-metal hip implant caused severe complications, including metal poisoning, that forced him to undergo revision surgery. During the trial, the Plaintiffs alleged that DePuy failed to properly test the hip replacement and that the company ignored complaints from surgeons who reported high failure rates prior to the recall.

The DePuy ASR and other metal-on-metal hip implants were approved without clinical testing for safety or efficacy due to the 510(k) approval route, which exempts devices from clinical testing as long as the manufacturers show that their product is similar to a previous device. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported on Jan. 18, 2013, that it was attempting to change the 510(k) approval process; the agency has proposed that all-metal hip replacements go through premarket approval, which would require device makers to prove that their products are safe and effective.

Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free legal consultations to victims of DePuy ASR and other metal-on-metal hip implant injuries. If you or a loved one experienced premature failure of your implant or other health problems associated with a recalled DePuy ASR Hip Implant or other metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact their office by visiting the firm's DePuy ASR hip implant injury page at Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636).

Parker Waichman LLP
Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney
(800) LAW-INFO
(800) 529-4636

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Update: Rottenstein Law Group LLP Comments on Upheld $8.3 Million ASR Verdict
2. DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Judge Upholds $8.3 Million Verdict in Nation’s First Trial Stemming from 2010 DePuy ASR Recall, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
3. DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Request for Voluntary Dismissal in California DePuy Hip Recall Case
4. DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes New Order in Federal Pinnacle Litigation Requiring Production of Monitoring Reports from Federal Investigation
5. DePuy Announces It Will Stop Selling Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants, Notes Rottenstein Law Group LLP
6. Parker Waichman LLP Responds to Johnson & Johnson’s Decision to Discontinue Some of Its DePuy All-metal and Ceramic-on-metal Hip Implant Products
7. DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Johnson & Johnson Decision to Stop Metal-on-Metal Hip Sales
8. DePuy ASR Lawsuit Update: Rottenstein Law Group Comments on Delay of Second Federal Trial
9. DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Rescheduling of First Bellwether Trial in Federal DePuy ASR Litigation
10. Alleged DePuy Knee Sleeve Failure Lawsuits Now Being Reviewed by Resource4thePeople Attorneys
11. DePuy ASR Lawsuit Update: Rottenstein Law Group Addresses J&J Motion to Appeal $8.3 Million Verdict
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... , ... Indosoft Inc., developer and distributor of the world-class ... (Long Term Support) into its Q-Suite 5.10 product line. , Making the change ... version of Asterisk that will receive not only security fixes, but feature and ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... a real-time eReferral system for diagnostic imaging in the Waterloo region. Using the ... and Nuclear Medicine tests directly from their electronic medical record (EMR) without the ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Jobs in hospital medical laboratories and in the imaging field ... agency Aureus Medical Group . These fields, as well as travel ... for healthcare jobs through the company’s website, , The leading healthcare ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Pixel ... self-animating trailer titles with ProTrailer: Vintage. This newly styled ProTrailer pack comes with ... work with any font, giving users limitless opportunities to stylize and create designs ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Additional breast cancers found with ... according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said that ... necessitate a change in treatment. , Breast MRI is the most sensitive technique ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 Research and Markets ( ) ... Pacemaker Market Outlook to 2019 - Rise in Cardiac Disorders ... report to their offering. Boston ... Boston scientific and others. --> ... Biotronik, Boston scientific and others. ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the addition of the  "2016 ... the Global Cell Surface Testing Market: ... report to their offering.  --> ... addition of the  "2016 Future Horizons ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... addition of the  "2016 Future Horizons ... Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Market: Supplier ... Emerging Opportunities"  report to their offering.  ... announced the addition of the  "2016 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: