Lawsuits pile up over DePuy hip implant

June 30, 2010 by MassDevice staff

Three California residents are suing DePuy Orthopaedics over allegedly faulty hip implants, and more suits are likely in the works.

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Lawsuits over an allegedly faulty hip implant are piling up for DePuy Orthopaedics, with three more patients suing the Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary over its ASR acetabular cup.

Cynthia Magowan, Harold Schoening and Katherin Balestra-Walter each received the device, according to a lawsuit filed in the California Superior Court for San Francisco, and each had to have revision surgery after the cup partially detached from their hip sockets.

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