• Facebook
  • Twitter
  • RSS
31°
Saturday November 29, 2014
View complete forecast
News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.
Local Business Search
Stock Summary
Dow17828.240.49
Nasdaq4791.634.31
S&P 5002067.56-5.27
AEP57.550.89
Comcast57.040.18
GE26.49-0.38
ITT Exelis17.94-0.04
LNC56.63-0.94
Navistar35.80-0.06
Raytheon106.700.03
SDI22.54-0.84
Verizon50.590.55

Jury awards damages in Johnson & Johnson and Warsaw-based DePuy hip case

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The Associated Press
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 2:32 pm

LOS ANGELES – A jury in Los Angeles has awarded more than $8 million to a man who accused Johnson & Johnson of knowingly marketing a faulty hip implant that was later recalled.

Jurors on Friday awarded the damages in 65-year-old Loren Kransky’s negligence and defective design suit against the giant health care company and its Warsaw-based DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary.

It’s the first of thousands of similar cases that attorneys say left people with crippling problems or in need of other replacement surgeries.

J&J attorneys argued Kransky had a host of pre-existing health ailments and the hip implant didn’t make him worse.

The all-metal ball-and-socket hip joint was sold for eight years to more than 90,000 people worldwide and pulled from the market two years ago.