Lawsuits allege DePuy Orthopedics knew of ASR hip implant defects

September 1, 2010 by MassDevice staff

Lawsuits continue to pile up for Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics division over its ASR hip implant, with the latest accusing the company of knowingly selling a defective product.

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Less than a week after its recall of a pair of hip implants, DePuy Orthopaedics was hit with another series of lawsuits over the devices, this time alleging that the Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary knowingly sold defective products.

Warsaw, Ind.-based DePuy pulled its ASR hip replacement system off the market last week after receiving reports that a higher-than-normal number of patients required surgeries to correct or remove defective implants.

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