In the second multidistrict bellwether trial over allegedly defective DePuy Pinnacle hip implants, a Texas jury awarded a $497.6 million in a verdict against Johnson & Johnson. The five plaintiffs in the aggregate trial who sued over health problems from the metal hip implant devices received $360 million in punitive damages.
All the plaintiffs had received DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants and subsequently endured “serious health problems, including inflammation of surrounding tissues, bone erosion and metallosis,” reported Law360 (subscription required). Recently, U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade, the Texas federal judge overseeing the case, selected seven DePuy hip injury bellwether cases to proceed to trial in the multidistrict litigation. These seven additional trials are set to begin September 6, 2016.
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Lieff Cabraser represents patients across America in personal injury lawsuits against DePuy, Johnson & Johnson, and other hip implant manufacturers over allegations of defective and dangerous prosthetic products. Over the last 20 years, Lieff Cabraser has assisted thousands of patients recover millions in judgments and settlements in medical device injury cases. If you have been injured by a Depuy Pinnacle hip implant, or any similar hip device, our injury attorneys encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation review of your case.