Opening arguments are set to begin this week in what will be the first lawsuit against DePuy Orthopedics, Inc. to go to trial over the company’s recalled ASR hip implant. The case, styled Jackson v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., CAL 10-32147, was commenced in Prince George’s County Circuit Court in Upper Marlboro in Maryland and pits Plaintiff Moira Jackson, a former professional dancer who received two faulty DePuy hip implants, against the Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary responsible for designing and manufacturing those implants.
Moira Jackson Takes On DePuy in Maryland State Court
According to court filings in Ms. Jackson’s lawsuit, DePuy’s faulty ASR hips caused her “severe physical distress and injury” and left her unable “to lead a normal life.” Ms. Jackson is seeking at least $15 million in damages, according to the filings.
Johnson & Johnson’s 2010 recall applied to 93,000 ASR hip implants that had already been distributed all around the globe. Roughly 37,000 were reportedly implanted in the United States, and more than 12 percent of them failed within five years. Experts have found that metal debris from the cobalt and chromium alloy in the implants can cause tissue death around the hip joint and can increase metal ions in the bloodstream to harmful levels. Thousands of lawsuits have already been filed in state and federal courts in the United States, but many more implant recipients might still be eligible to sue.
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The Rottenstein Law Group watches the dockets closely in all state and federal DePuy lawsuits so that we can provide our current and prospective clients with prompt case updates. If you received a DePuy ASR hip implant, you should speak to a qualified attorney to discuss your eligibility to file a lawsuit. Even if your implant device has not yet failed or caused you any complications, you should take this step now to protect your rights before a filing deadline is determined. The Rottenstein Law Group invites you to discuss the details of your situation with one of our attorneys right away. Together, we have over 25 years of collective experience fighting large corporations and helping injured clients obtain the compensation they deserve. Our consultations are free for all prospective clients. Just fill out this form or call 1-800-624-9568.