DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit

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March 13th, 2017
Johnson & Johnson saw its legal costs spike by 480% last year, to $817 million. According to a report published by The Financial Times, the company had been named a defendant in more than 107,000 lawsuits by the beginning of 2017, thousands of which involved its atypical antipsychotic Risperdal....
March 2nd, 2017
Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics continue to face new product liability lawsuits over a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle Acetabular Cup Hip Replacement System. In a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Johnson & Johnson acknowledged that at least 9,40...
December 7th, 2016
A federal jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay more than $1 billion in compensatory and punitive damages to six plaintiffs who sustained debilitating injuries purportedly associated with a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. In doin...
October 4th, 2016
The third bellwether trial involving an all-metal version of DePuy Orthopedics’ Pinnacle Hip Replacement System is now underway in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas. The consolidated trial involves seven Pinnacle hip lawsuits that were filed on behalf of patients who suffered met...
July 18th, 2016
A federal judge overseeing more than 8,000 Pinnacle hip lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary has rejected the company’s bid to delay the litigation’s third bellwether trial. According to documents filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Te...
March 22nd, 2016
A key trial involving five DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits has ended in victory for a group of patients who suffered serious complications related to a metal-on-metal version of the artificial hip. In a verdict rendered on March 17th, jurors hearing the case agreed that the implants were defectively des...
February 23rd, 2015
The U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas has chosen ten possible DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits to serve in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL)’s bellwether trial program, according to court documents. A federal judge presiding over claims involving the metal hip replacement publ...
October 15th, 2014
The European Commission said this week that metal-on-metal hip replacements similar to those named in DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits and affected by a Stryker recall two years ago are likely to fail early, and should be avoided in surgery. The statement was issued on October 9th by the federal agenc...
October 7th, 2014
As if complications alleged in individual DePuy ASR and Pinnacle hip lawsuits weren't bad enough, attorneys found recently that surgeons may be ‘mixing and matching’ components from different implants and passing them off as one. According to an October 5th report from the Telegraph, at least...
September 16th, 2014
Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit adequately assessed the safety of an all-metal hip replacement allegedly tied to metal ion poisoning and other complications, the company said Monday during trial for a DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit. According to Reuters, an executive for the medical...
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