Johnson & Johnson hit with over $1 billion verdict on hip implants
Thursday, 1 December 2016 () By Erica Teichert A federal jury in Dallas on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay more than $1 billion to six plaintiffs who said they were injured by Pinnacle hip implants, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said.The jurors found that the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants were defectively designed and that the companies failed to warn consumers about the risks.The six plaintiffs in this case are California residents who were implanted with the hip devices and experienced tissue death, bone erosion and other injuries they attributed to design flaws. Plaintiffs claimed the companies promoted the devices as lasting longer than devices that include ceramic or plastic materials
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According to a lawyer for the plaintiffs, a federal jury on Thursday in Dallas ordered Johnson & Johnson and its orthopedics unit to pay $1 billion to six plaintiffs who said they were injured by Pinnacle hip implants that were defectively designed by the manufacturer. According to court records, the...