DePuy's Ekdahl off and running

There are 9 comments on the Journal Gazette story from Jun 26, 2011, titled DePuy's Ekdahl off and running. In it, Journal Gazette reports that:

DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. wants a dynasty, not a debacle. Andrew Ekdahl, whom DePuy officials announced this month as the company's new president, is now entrusted with leading the medical-device business.

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Toni Schaberick

Venice, FL

#1 Jun 26, 2011
My husband was crippled by a DePuy hip implant. Can please someone tell Mr. Ekdahl that his company committed bribery worldwide numerous times, and that DePuy paid hundreds of millions of illegal kickbacks to doctors! Full article at
Ana M

San Jose, CA

#2 Jul 7, 2011
No matter who Johnson & Johnson assigns on top, the company still faces hundreds of lawsuits filed against them in the wake of the ASR hip replacement recall they announced in 2010. It is anticipated that more lawsuits will be filed.

Chicago, IL

#8 Nov 18, 2011
Andrew Ekdahl may have inherited a huge problem with his having taken over as DePuy's top honcho. The DePuy hip replacement recall seemed to have unleashed an avalanche of lawsuits with court documents showing that nearly 20 are filed everyday. Johnson & Johnson, Depuy's mother company, also stated in its third quarterly earnings report that there are approximately 3,500 pending ASR hip implant lawsuits as of october. This website would give you a good grasp of what has been going on so far.

New York, NY

#9 Dec 9, 2011
The trouble that Depuy Orthopaedics Inc. continue to face in connection to its recalled ASR hip systems could be a great opportunity for the company's new president to show what he is capable of. With lawsuits continuing to pile up in courts according to , everyone in the pharmaceutical and medical world is waiting to see how the new president would put DePuy back on its feet.
Parker McDonald

Carrollton, TX

#10 Apr 4, 2012
The statute of limitations is almost up on this case! I'm worried for the thousands of victims who still haven't filed a lawsuit. They need to visit a lawyer like today! Before time runs out.

Chicago, IL

#12 Aug 22, 2012
This is a good read, thanks for sharing this. I believe that Ekdahl can manage the pressure and issue with his familiarity with the product after staying with DePuy for almost two decades. I read this at the

Lombard, IL

#13 Aug 23, 2012
Upon the appointment of Andrew Ekdahl as the new president of DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., he is faced with a huge problem. Ekdahl faces a challenging assignment, but his experience and familiarity with DePuy’s inner workings should serve him well as he adjusts to the top post. Many are hopeful that with Ekdahl as the new head, he will think of ways on how to raise the quality and safety of their products. For more information, you may visit .

Chicago, IL

#14 Dec 28, 2012
This would be a good development I think with regards with the pending cases against DePuy Orthopedics, a unit of Johnson and Johnson, such cases found at the

Las Vegas, NV

#15 Dec 28, 2012
Let us just hope that with the new president, their will be lesser defective devices implanted such as those I have read at

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