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The Walking Wounded

“I want to see Johnson & Johnson in court. I want to see them punished for what they’ve done because I believe they knew well beforehand and didn’t stop putting these products in.”   When the world’s largest medical device and diagnostics company discovers one of its top products is deeply flawed and endangering the Read More

Kransky Verdict March 8, 2013

For those individuals following the Kransky Trial Blog in support of Loren “Bill” Kransky and the many of us working hard on the case, today is a proud day.  John Gomez and his talented co-counsel won an $ 8.3 million verdict in the first recalled DePuy ASR hip case tried in the nation.  See below Read More

Kransky v. DePuy Trial – Day Twenty-Two February 28, 2013

The last day of trial consisted of closing arguments from both sides, and instructions on the applicable law. -Brian Panish began with Plaintiff’s closing argument.  He began by thanking the court for running everything so smoothly and efficiently.  He then thanked the jury for their time and commitment.  Mr. Panish quoted Abraham Lincoln saying the Read More

Kransky v. DePuy Trial – Day Twenty-One February 27, 2013

-February 27th marked the last day of the Kransky trial before closing arguments were given and the jury began deliberation.  Mr. Kelly, for Plaintiff, continued the cross-examination of defense expert Dr. Cuckler.  Mr. Kelly asked Dr. Cuckler why he, rather than those doctors who designed the ASR (Dr. Schmalzried and Dr. Vail), was hired to Read More

Kransky v. DePuy Trial – Day Twenty February 26, 2013

The Kransky trial continued on February 26, 2013 with the resumed testimony of the Defendants’ infectious disease expert, Dr. Ballon-Landa.  Mr. Calfo continued the direct examination and Mr. Kelly cross-examined the doctor. -On cross-examination, Mr. Kelly dissected Dr. Ballon-Landa’s testimony that Mr. Kransky’s hip was infected, which caused the pain and was the reason why Read More

Kransky v. DePuy Trial – Day Nineteen February 25, 2013

-The Kransky trial continued on Monday, February 25, 2013 with the Defendants calling to the stand Dr. Av Edidin.  Mr. Zellers conducted the direct examination and Mr. Kelly cross-examined Dr. Edidin. -Dr. Edidin testified as an expert in the science and engineering of orthopedic medical devices, specifically the kinds of devices that help people get Read More

Kransky v. DePuy Trial – Day Eighteen February 22, 2013

The Kransky trial continued wit the testimony of Dr. Thomas Schmalzried.  Dr. Schmalzried was a key designer of the ASR and a member of the surgeon design committee.  He also received royalties through the sale of the device.  Mr. Zellers for the defendants conducted the direct examination and Mike Kelly for the Plaintiff cross-examined Dr. Read More

Kransky v. DePuy Trial – Day Sixteen February 20, 2013

-Following Plaintiff Bill Kransky’s testimony yesterday, day sixteen of the trial continued with an entire day of video deposition testimony.  Excerpts of the following individuals’ videotaped testimony were played: -Paul Berman, Marketing Director J&J -Christopher Hunt -James Anderson -Thomas Trotsky, M.D., Mr. Kransky’s Primary Care Physician -Troy Fiddler, M.D., Mr. Kransky’s Treating Doctor -Jeffrey Hansen, Read More

Kransky v. DePuy Trial – Day Fifteen February 19, 2013

– The Kransky trial continued on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.  Plaintiff’s counsel Brian Panish continued with the direct examination of Fabrizio Billi, Ph.D..  Dr. Billi testified as to the wear and tear of the ASR’s he had examined.   Next, Mr. Zellers for the Defendants cross-examined Dr.  Billi. – John Gomez from Gomez Iagmin Trial Read More

Kransky v. DePuy Trial – Day Fourteen February 14, 2013

Day Fourteen of the Kransky trial continued on with the testimony of Randy Kilburn, the worldwide vice president of marketing for DePuy.  Defense counsel Mr. Zellers finished his cross-examination of Mr. Kilburn and Plaintiff’s counsel Mr. Panish conducted a short re-direct. -Plaintiff’s counsel next called to the stand Fabrizio Billi, a Ph.D. from the Orthopedic Read More

Kransky v. DePuy Trial – Day Six February 1, 2013

Day six of the Kransky trial continued with Plaintiff’s counsel first calling Dr. Robert Harrison, whose expertise is in occupational and environmental medicine.  Specifically, Dr. Harrison’s specialty is related to the diagnosis and treatment of toxic chemical exposures and he works at the University of California San Francisco medical center.   Dr. Harrison explained to Read More

Kransky v. DePuy Trial – Day Five January 31, 2013

Plaintiff’s counsel began  the day by playing an excerpt from the video deposition of a DePuy compliance manager, Jimmy Smith.  Mr. Smith has worked at DePuy for 13 years.  During that time, his job performing internal audits included an audit of the ASR.  He also worked  as manager of those engineers who supported the design Read More

Kransky v. DePuy Trial – Day Three, January 29, 2013

January 29th Morning session: -Plaintiff’s counsel continued their case by playing a video deposition excerpt of Dr. Thomas Vail, a member of the surgeon design team who helped to design the ASR and also received royalties from the sale of the device.  Dr. Vail admitted that DePuy did not notify him beforehand that they were Read More

Kransky v. DePuy Trial – Day Two January 28, 2013

January 28, Morning Session: –          Plaintiff continued with the video depositions excerpts from Magnus Flett, a former DePuy employee in the marketing department who headed the failure mode and effect analyses performed on the ASR. –          An email was introduced from Chris Hunt, a bioengineer, regarding health hazard evaluations of the ASR. Q.  And he Read More

Kransky v. DePuy Trial – Day One January 25, 2013

Co-Counsel Michael Kelly, of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, delivered Plaintiff’s Opening Statement. January 25th Morning session: –          Mr. Kelly gave Plaintiff’s opening statement, walking the jury through DePuy’s original design of the ASR XL, the lack of testing done on the device before placing it on the market, and ultimately the severe harm Plaintiff Read More

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