Johnson & Johnson sued over hip replacement part
Johnson & Johnson is being sued after a hip replacement surgery in Cypress.
Kasandra Kalbow filed a lawsuit on Feb. 1 in the Harris County District Court against Johnson & Johnson Inc., stating the company is liable for designing, manufacturing and marketing an unreasonably dangerous product, the ASR Acetabular Cup.
Kalbow says that on Aug. 14, 2006, she underwent a total hip replacement surgery with an ASR XL Acetabular System at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. Her condition, however, worsened, resulting in another surgery on March 8, 2010, at North Cypress Medical Center.
According to the brief, Kalbow was injured when the defective ASR Acetabular Cup, used during her initial hip replacement surgery, loosened, creating metal fragments and metallosis.
Kalbow is seeking compensatory damages and court costs. She is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Hartley Hampton.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-06833.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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