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Johnson & Johnson Lands Jury's Favor in Second Metal-on-Metal Hip Lawsuit

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:16pm
Mass Device

A Chicago jury leaned in Johnson & Johnson's favor this week in finding that the company was not liable for the alleged injuries experienced by a patient implanted with a metal-on-metal ASR XL hip implant.

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A Chicago jury this week jury ruled in favor of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), rejecting a patient's claims that the company was liable for injuries she allegedly sustained after receiving the metal-on-metal ASR XL hip implant.

The lawsuit is the 2nd tried in a long line of complaints against the metal hips and their manufacturer, DePuy Orthopaedics, which Johnson & Johnson acquired in 1998.

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