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La. Federal Judge Dismisses LPLA Claims in DePuy DHS/DCS Hip System Action

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana federal judge has dismissed product liability claims asserted against DePuy in connection with its DHS/DCS Dynamic hip replacement system, finding the plaintiffs failed to explain how the device was unreasonably dangerous and deviated from specifications or performance standards.

However, in a Nov. 2 order, Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana allowed the claims of redhibition and loss of consortium to proceed.

Nancy Flournoy underwent surgery at LSU Interim Public Hospital during which a DePuy “DHS/DCS Dynamic Hip and Condular Screw System” was implanted in her left ...

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