The company said Floyd tendered his resignation in late February.
Last August, DePuy Orthopedics recalled its ASR™ XL Acetabular hip system after researchers found 13 percent of patients required a revision surgery to fix problems within five years of the surgery. The New York Times characterized the rate of failure as “unusually high.”
Patients with the metal-on-metal device can shed tiny particles damaging to bone, muscle, and nerve, complicating revision surgeries.
Patient claims against DePuy and Johnson & Johnson for problems associated with the hip implants have been filed in courts of 19 states, and more than 139 federal cases have been filed, according to a Dec. 1, 2010 court filing by Johnson & Johnson’s attorneys.
Sheller, P.C. represents clients nationwide with the recalled hip implant. If you or someone you know has been injured by one of these products, see www.hiprecallhelp.com, or call 1(800)883-2299.