Johnson & Johnson documents show a 40% failure rate for the DePuy ASR metal on metal hip within 5 years. That troubling statistic comes from an internal study conducted by Johnson & Johnson but never released to the public or the medical community until this week in court records. It’s just one of thousands of corporate documents that could soon become public as the first hip recall lawsuits head to trial.
An article by Barry Meiers of the New York Times reports that while Johnson & Johnson knew about their own test results showing almost 40% failure rates, they were at the same time “publicly downplaying similar findings from a British implant registry about the device’s early failure rate.”
Thousands of upcoming court cases will likely uncover even more hidden information about when DePuy and Johnson & Johnson knew about problems with their ASR metal on metal hip replacement. On Friday, the first trial is expected to begin in California Superior Court in Los Angeles.
If you have a recalled DePuy ASR hip replacement, contact the lawyers at Maglio Christopher & Toale. Our firm exclusively represents people hurt in medical product cases. For a free evaluation, fill out our joint replacement case review form or call the office at 877-284-6600.