DePuy Hip Litigation

$1 Billion Verdict Awarded in Bellwether Trial Over DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implants

Latest DePuy Pinnacle Update – December 2016 On December 1, 2016, Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) and its DePuy Orthpaedics unit was ordered by a federal jury in Dallas, Texas to pay over $1 billion for their defective Pinnacle hip implants. The jury found J&J liable on claims of fraudulent concealment, negligent failure to warn, strict […]

DePuy Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Litigation Updates

MDL No. 2244, Northern District of Texas In October 2014, a Dallas jury heard the first of more than 7,000 pending DePuy Pinnacle hip implant cases to be tried.  After an 8-week trial and 3 days of deliberation, the jury found for DePuy. Specifically, jurors in the federal court concluded that the Pinnacle implant’s design […]

$2.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiff in DePuy Case

Last week, on February 3, a jury in Tulsa County, Oklahoma returned a $2.5 million compensatory damage verdict in favor of Plaintiff Andrea Smith against Defendants DePuy Orthopaedics and DePuy International following implantation and subsequent revision surgery of a defective DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement device.  (Smith v. DePuy, CJ-2011-5804, District Court, Tulsa County, Oklahoma) […]

Johnson & Johnson Wins First DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial

Last month, a Dallas jury heard the first of thousands of pending metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implant cases to be tried.  After an 8-week trial and 3 days of deliberation, the jury found for DePuy.   Specifically, jurors in the federal court concluded that the Pinnacle implant’s design was not the cause of the failure and DePuy […]

Hip Implant Systems Not Adequately Tested

Recently published research reveals that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not done an adequate job at regulating hip replacement systems. As the first trials over Johnson & Johnson’s defective Pinnacle Ultamet hip implant equipment begin across the United States, patients and doctors are left wondering whether these manufacturers were asked to provide evidence […]

Johnson & Johnson on Trial for Defective Hip Replacement Systems

Following Johnson & Johnson’s agreement to a $2.5 billion settlement for their defective ASR hip replacement system, they are again facing legal action for their Pinnacle Ultamet line of hip replacement equipment. According to the lawsuit, Johnson & Johnson’s Pinnacle hip replacement systems are liable to release metal content into the patient’s bloodstream, which can […]

DePuy Agrees to $2.5 Billion ASR Hip Replacement Settlement

Following a long litigation process, DePuy has agreed to a $2.5 billion settlement for its defective ASR XL Acetabular hip replacement and ASR hip resurfacing systems. Roughly 98% of those involved in a mass tort against the company will receive compensation, although those who underwent revision surgery after August 2013 are not included in this […]

Johnson & Johnson Refuses To Overturn ASR Hip Implant Verdict

This past week a judge in California rejected DePuy Orthopaedics’ attempt to have an $8.3 million injury lawsuit involving the company’s recalled hip implants dismissed. Judge Stephen Czuleger rejected the request for a new trial by Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy subsidiary. Czuleger instead upheld the jury decision reached in March of this year which found […]

Johnson & Johnson Announces End To All-Metal Hips

Johnson & Johnson’s orthopedic device unit announced this week that it would begin phasing out the production of the all-metal hip devices that have been the source of a multitude of lawsuits in recent years. The announcement was seen as an important move that reflects a trend in the medical device world of moving away […]