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Johnson & Johnson can exclude recall evidence in DePuy ASR bellwether lawsuit

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 1:13pm
Mass Device

Evidence pertaining to the recall of its DePuy ASR device can be excluded by Johnson & Johnson in a bellwether trial in multi-district litigation over the metal-on-metal hip implant.

Johnson & Johnson can exclude recall evidence in DePuy ASR bellwether lawsuit

Evidence of the recall of the DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant can be excluded from a bellwether trial over the device, a federal judge ruled last month.

Johnson & Johnson's (NYSE:JNJ) DePuy Orthopaedics division pulled the DePuy ASR device from the market in 2010, prompting thousands of personal injury lawsuits across the country.

Many of the suits filed in federal courts have been consolidated into multi-district litigation overseen by Judge David Katz of the U.S. District Court for Northern Ohio. The 1st bellwether trial in that litigation, Ann McCracken v. DePuy Orthopaedics, is slated for trial in September, according to court documents.

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