$1 Billion Verdict for Plaintiffs in 3rd Johnson & Johnson Bellwether Hip Implant Injury Trial

Jury Renders $1 Billion Verdict in 3rd DePuy Pinnacle Hip Injury Bellwether Trial

As reported by Law360 (subscription), a Texas jury has found Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopedics liable for over $1 billion in a federal 6-plaintiff bellwether trial over injurious metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants causing metal poisoning and other injuries to implant recipients. The jury deliberated for less than a day in finding negligence in design and a failure to warn surgeons and patients about the dangers of the metal-component Pinnacle hip implants. The verdict is more than six times greater than the $150 million reached in a previous bellwether trial against J&J on these hip implant injuries. [Read more…]

DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation Settlement Update

Depuy ASR Hip Settlement Phase 2

The enrollment deadline for the second round of the DePuy ASR Hip Settlement Program has been announced. Individuals who received the DePuy ASR hip implant device revision surgeries between August 31st, 2013 and January 31st, 2015 are eligible to participate in the Settlement Program and have until May 1st, 2015 to submit their claims. [Read more…]