Thousands More Johnson & Johnson (J&J) ASR Hip Failures Possible, Attorneys Fred Pritzker and David Szerlag Warn Patients

  Thousands More Johnson & Johnson (J&J) ASR Hip Failures Possible, Attorneys
  Fred Pritzker and David Szerlag Warn Patients

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MINNEAPOLIS -- January 24, 2013

Attorneys Fred Pritzker and David Szerlag are representing numerous patients
who have sued Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for failed articular surface replacement
(ASR) hip implants manufactured by J&J unit DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Evidence
made public this week reveals that a 2011 J&J internal analysis determined
that about 36% of the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System implants would likely
fail within 5 years.

“The high failure rate of the J&J-DePuy ASR hip implants is due to defective
metal-on-metal design. The metal ball and socket rub against each other,
releasing chromium and cobalt ions that are toxic to the body and cause the
hip replacement to fail,” said Pritzker, who recently won over $40,000,000.00
for clients injured by another defective medical product.

Pritzker and Szerlag are urging all patients with J&J-DePuy ASR artificial
hips to contact them for a free consultation regarding chromium and cobalt
poisoning (metalosis), their legal rights and the lawsuits pending in state
and federal court. They can be reached at 1-888-377-8900 (toll free).

The 2011 J&J internal analysis and other evidence is being made public as a
“bellwether” lawsuit in California has gone to trial. This case, Kransky v.
DePuy, BC456086, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County (Los Angeles),
is just one of thousands that have been consolidated in federal court, In re
DePuy Orthopedics Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation,
10-MD-2197, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (Toledo). Pritzker,
Szerlag and the other lawyers involved in these cases will use the Kransky
case to help resolve whether J&J bears blame and how juries will respond to
the evidence against J&J.

The evidence made public in the Kransky trial includes internal J&J documents
indicating that the company knew its DePuy ASR hip implants caused metalosis
in 2008, two years before the device was recalled. One 2008 document included
clear clinical data showing extreme levels of metal ions in patients who
received the J&J-DePuy hip replacement implant.

“We are analyzing the evidence to determine if our clients have punitive
damages claims against J&J,” said Pritzker, who is providing free
consultations regarding a J&J lawsuit for DePuy hip failure.

Attorney Fred Pritzker is the founding partner of PritzkerOlsen, P.A., a
national law firm with offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota. David Szerlag, who
is Of Counsel at the firm, has offices in Boston, Massachusetts and
Providence, Rhode Island. Attorneys Fred Pritzker and David Szerlag can be
contacted at 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) or via their website,
www.pritzkerlaw.com about a DePuy lawsuit. The Minnesota office is located at
45 S 7th St #2950, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

Contact:

PritzkerOlsen, P.A.
Fred Pritzker, 612-338-0202
fhp@pritzkerlaw.com