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Beleaguered by recalls and a spate of lawsuits over faulty implants, Johnson & Johnson’s worldwide president of DePuy Orthopedics, David Floyd, is stepping down.

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, or call 1(800)883-2299.

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    Juergen Schaberick

    Please, support special investigations in DePuy cases, full article at:

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