Court Documents Show Johnson & Johnson Predicted 37 Percent Of Its All-Metal Hip Implants Would Fail

As reported today in the New York Times, court documents newly disclosed in pre-trial proceedings in the first California Depuy ASR hip implant case set to go to trial, reveal that Johnson & Johnson predicted in 2011 that 37% of its Depuy ASR metal hip implants would eventually fail, indicating that potentially thousands of additional patients will eventually require surgical replacement of their implants.

Additional court documents released last week reveal that the company was aware in 2008, from European reports, that a similar version of its device was releasing high levels of dangerous metallic particles, especially in women.

Lawyers In California handling Depuy hip implant injury cases will be closely watching this first California trial brought by implant recipient Loren Kransky.