Class action starts against hip implants
About 2000 Australians have launched a class action against the manufacturer and distributor of the defective DePuy ASR hip implants in Federal Court this week.
The faulty metal-on-metal joint distributed by Johnson & Johnson was implanted in 5500 Australians and 93,000 people worldwide before it was withdrawn from the local market in 2009.
A worldwide recall followed in 2010.
Thousands of patients have undergone revision