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Case claims Johnson & Johnson knew about hip implant defects before recall

Loren Kransky is seeking millions of dollars in damages for suffering related to an allegedly faulty hip

In the wake of Johnson & Johnson’s 2010 recall of its ASR artificial hip implants, the company was slammed with more than 10,000 lawsuits. Loren Kransky’s was the first to make it to court.

In closing arguments on Thursday, Kransky’s lawyers argued that J&J’s DePuy unit knew about the artificial hip’s defects when Kransky had one implanted in 2007. He claims that metal debris shed from the implant, poisoning his tissues and causing pain.

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