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DePuy Hid Data About Failed Hip Implant, Documents Show - NYTimes.com:
by Barry Meier
"Johnson & Johnson executives knew years before they recalled a troubled artificial hip in 2010 that it had a critical design flaw, but the company concealed that information from physicians and patients, according to internal documents disclosed on Friday during a trial related to the device’s failure..."
These 510(k) cases are not preempted by federal law because the Medical Device Amendments of 1976 provided only cursory FDA review of Class III medical devices certified to be "substanial equivalents" of devices already on the market. For a sample complaint and links to litigation documents see the DePuy page on my blog Torts Today
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