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) […]

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 percent 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 […]

DePuy Hip Case Results in $8.3 Million Verdict

Last week the jury in the first DePuy ASR case to go to trial returned a massive $8.3 million verdict to the former prison guard who accused Johnson & Johnsons’ subsidiary of knowingly marketing a faulty hip implant device. Specifically, the jury awarded $338,00 to cover the man’s medical expenses and another $8 million for […]

FDA Announces Another Class I Recall For J&J DePuy Orthopedic Device

Just last week we discussed the especially bad week suffered by Johnson & Johnson. Unfortunately, for the medical device company, the bad news appears to keep on coming. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a major Class I recall of yet another Johnson & Johnson orthopedic device. The recall is for a device known […]

A Week Of Bad News For Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy

In testimony before the jury in the ongoing DePuy ASR hip implant trial, a man testified about how Johnson & Johnson addressed concerns of a marketing executive who had suggested a recall of the metal hips months before the company finally issued the massive recall. The marketing exec sent a series of emails five months […]

Damaging Revelations Come To Light In DePuy ASR Trial

In an especially damaging bit of testimony, a surgeon in Montana testified this week that he stopped using the DePuy ASR metal hip implant devices months before the company officially issued its nationwide recall because he was warned about issues with the device by a concerned sales rep. The doctor, Peter Wendt, testified in the […]

First DePuy ASR All-Metal Hip Implant Lawsuit Goes To Trial

The fraud and negligence suit filed by Loren Kransky is the first of thousands waiting in the wings against Johnson and Johnson over its DePuy ASR all-metal hip implant device. The metal-on-metal hip implant was recalled in 2010 after problems were brought to light including high failure rates and incidents of metal toxicity. Kransky’s case […]

DePuy forced to recall additional devices

DePuy Orthopaedics is being forced to recall yet another line of hip and other artificial joint implants. This time, the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary said that it would be pulling all of its unused custom orthopedic devices due to concerns raised by the FDA. The recall notice was issued on August 24, 2012, two years […]

DePuy ASR Metal Hip Implant Litigation Update

The DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) centralized in the Northern District of Ohio for pretrial purposes held an open Status Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida on May 1, 2012. The conference was held before the Honorable David A. Katz, the judge overseeing the federal MDL against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. and Johnson […]