The company countered complaints brought by Carol Strum, who claimed that her ASR hip implant failed due to a defect in design and that she required revision surgery after just 3 years, Bloomberg reported.
"Before Carol Strum ever had the ASR put into her body, DePuy knew that the design flaws in this defective device could cause it to shed those particles into patients, causing tissue death, causing high blood metal ion levels and the need for the serious and unnecessary second surgery," Strum’s lawyer, Denman Heard, said.
Earlier this month a California jury ruled against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy subsidiary in finding that the company’s ASR XL metal-on-metal hip implant was defectively designed.
Do pumps matter for bypass patients?
Researchers report that older patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery experienced similar results off heart-lung machines, according to a findings released during the recent conference of the American College of Cardiology.
1 in 4 Medicare-reimbursed colonoscopies "potentially inappropriate"
Medicare patients are possibly receiving a high rate of unnecessary colonoscopies, as routine screenings are not currently recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.