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Duncan Basheer Hannon

- 24 May 2014
  • Personal Injury

De Puy – Faulty hip case set back months

BY BRAD CROUCH, HEALTH REPORTER
ADVERTISER

A MAJOR court case pitching hundreds of South Australians against an American multinational corporation has been put back for months after healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson lodged thousands of pages of documents.

The case about allegedly faulty hip replacements was due to be heard in the Federal Court in Sydney on June 2 but this has been put back to March next year. About 3000 Australians, including about 450 in South Australia, are suing over faulty hip implants.

The case has been delayed after Johnson & Johnson lodged 3000 pages of affidavits and almost 20,000 pages of annexures. Victims complain it is “delay by avalanche”, however their lawyers concede the case is so complex such a response, and consequent delay, is hard to avoid.

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