Galia Binder Feb. 12, 2014, 6:47pm

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans woman is suing an orthopedics company and its distributor for an allegedly non-functional prosthetic device that necessitated knee surgery.

Carolyn Audrict, and husband Erroll Audrict Sr., filed suit against Depuy Orthopaedics Inc. and Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. in the Orleans Parish Civil Court.

Carolyn Audrict claim she was implanted with the Depuy PFC Sigma Knee System in her right knee on March 22, 2010 and received the same system in her left knee on June 21, 2011. After Audrict experienced increasing pain in her left knee, she claims she underwent a painful and dangerous revision surgery involving her left knee on Sept. 16, 2013. and expects to face future surgery due to pain in her right knee.

Depuy and Johnson & Johnson are accused of designing, marketing and manufacturing a defective product, failing to make the product’s risk public information and negligence.

Audrict are seeking unspecified damages for medical expenses, lost earning capacity and wages and punitive damages in the form of restitution of defendants’ revenue as gained from the PFC Sigma Knee System.

The plaintiffs are represented by Stephen M. Huber of New Orleans-based Huber, Slack, Houghtaling, Pandit & Thomas LLP.

The case has been assigned to Division H Judge Michael Bagneris.

Case no. 2013-10850.

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