Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 04, 2013

A key DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant designer testified on April 2 in an Illinois court that even though he believed the design process was thorough, he would not implant the device today.* The Rottenstein Law Group, a DePuy ASR law firm, responds to court documents that show Dr. Thomas P. Schmalzried, who was on the design team for the now-recalled ASR, was also on the design team for DePuy’s Pinnacle, a hip implant often used during revision surgery to replace the ASR. The Rottenstein Law Group maintains the DePuy Recall News Center, which provides news and information on hip lawsuits and the DePuy hip joint recall.

Schmalzried was a defense witness for Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, against which Carol Strum of Illinois filed suit (In Re DePuy ASR Hip Litigation, No. 10-L-10506, Cook County Circuit Court), alleging that she suffered from pain and disability as a result of receiving an ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement, according to Law 360.**

Read full story at DePuy ASR Recall Lawsuit Update: Rottenstein Law Group Responds to ASR Hip Implant Designer Who Testified He Would No Longer Implant His Patients with the Device