DePuy Pinnacle

$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 […]

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 […]

Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal Hips Potential Cause for Concern

Johnson & Johnson is now preparing for additional metal-on-metal hip litigation, litigation potentially more costly than its recent $3 billion, to date, ASR metal hip recall. The successor to the ASR is the company’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip system and it faces mounting lawsuits across the country, some 1,600 at last count. Experts tracking the product […]

FDA Meeting on Wednesday and Thursday to Discuss Safety Issues with Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

On March 29, 2012, the FDA announced that it will convene the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee to discuss the risks and benefits of Metal-on-Metal (MoM) hip systems. The FDA asked outside scientific and medical experts to discuss recent information on these metal-on-metal hip devices so that the Agency […]

Litigation over the Depuy Pinnacle Hip Implant sent to MDL

Federal lawsuits over DePuy Pinnacle hip implants have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) which will be centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas under Judge James E. Kinkeade. Following oral arguments, on May 23, 2011, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multi District Litigation […]