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DePuy execs to testify in hip implant recall trials

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 1:29pm
Mass Device

Eight executives from Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics division are slated to testify in the personal injury lawsuits filed over its recalled DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant.

DePuy Orthopaedics

Eight former and current executives from Johnson & Johnson's (NYSE:JNJ) DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary are being called to testify in the multi-district litigation over the recalled DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant.

Warsaw, Ind.-based DePuy Orthopedics pulled its ASR XL acetabular and ASR hip resurfacing systems off the market in August 2010, after receiving reports that a higher-than-normal number of patients required surgeries to correct or remove defective implants.

Prompted by data showing "a 5-year revision rate of approximately 12% for the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and approximately 13% for the ASR XL Acetabular System", according to DePuy, the recall affected more than 96,000 patients.

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