Former DePuy Hip Recall CEO Heads Orthopedic Initiative

September 2, 2011
By Ryan Bradley on September 2, 2011 11:51 PM |

In March, Johnson & Johnson announced the resignation of David K. Floyd, the president of its DePuy Orthopaedics medical device subsidiary. Floyd was the head of DePuy Orhopaedics for years while the subsidiary sold and marketed DePuy defective hips.

Two of DePuy's metal-on-metal hip replacement models - the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip System - were the subject of a massive product recall. Johnson & Johnson launched its massive DePuy Orthopaedics hip recall after studies found abnormally high failures rates for the implants. The failing implants left patients with serious injuries. Many patients had to undergo painful and costly revision surgeries. Floyd resigned as the DePuy hip lawsuits began to increase.

Now, Floyd will act as a Chief Executive Officer for OrthoWorx. OrthoWorx is an orthopedics industry initiative based in Warsaw, Indiana. Indiana is home to a substantial portion of the worldwide orthopedics medical device industry. OrthoWorx aims to help Indiana maintain its position as a major player in the orthopedics device industry.

OrthoWorx cited Floyd's experience as the president of DePuy Orthopaedics as a factor in its decision to hired Floyd. OrthoWorx hired Floyd because of his experience at DePuy, despite the injuries called by the DePuy hip recall. More than 1,000 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson since the recall began. DePuy Orthopaedics is headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana.

Floyd became President of DePuy Orthopaedics in September 2007. Floyd also served in leadership positions for several other medical device companies: he was the President of Centerpulse Orthopedics, the President of Abbott Spine, and the President and CEO of AxioMed Spine Corporation. Floyd was also a founding board member of OrthoWorx.

If you are suffering adverse medical reactions from a defective hip replacement, contact our DePuy hip recall lawyers today. You may have a recalled DePuy hip. Call us at 855-HIP-CLAIM (855-447-2524) today for a free legal consultation. If necessary, we will obtain your medical records to determine whether you have a recalled DePuy hip replacement.