Depuy Hip Replacements

Texas Law Leads to Drop in Hip Implant Award

depuy hip implant award slashed on Texas lawA $500 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy hip implant unit was slashed by nearly $350 million, based primarily on a Texas statute that limits amounts that can be recovered in punitive damages.

Earlier this year, five plaintiffs were awarded half a billion dollars for complications stemming from the use of the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant. $140 million was compensatory while $360 million was awarded as ...

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Big Penalties for Johnson & Johnson in Pinnacle Hip Debacle

johnson & johnson to pay millions in hip implant lawsuitJohnson & Johnson was hit with the second-largest jury award issued this year for its role in the pain and injuries sustained by patients implanted with Pinnacle hip replacements.

$502 million was awarded to a group of five patients in a Dallas federal court. $142 million was awarded in damages. The remaining $360 million was awarded as a punitive measure against Johnson & Johnson.

Texas law caps ...

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Hip Implant Responsible for Death of Woman

hip implant cement leads to heart attack in patientThe Guardian reports on a Birmingham woman who died of a heart attack caused by cement used in her hip implant. The 75-year-old schoolteacher reportedly led a healthy, active life, walking several miles daily. But during an operation to treat a fractured hip, the woman expired on the operating table from a rare condition known as bone cement implantation syndrome.

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Wright Hit with Double Hip Implant Failure Lawsuit

wright hip implants subject of new lawsuitAnother Wright hip implant lawsuit has joined the growing Georgia multidistrict litigation, this time alleging that Wright Medical Group and associated companies were responsible for not one but two instances of hip implant failure. The new lawsuit, filed last month by a Los Angeles man, claims that Wright’s Conserve hip implant was defectively designed, and that the company failed to warn doctors and patients of the risks their ...

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Texas Couple Files DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit

deputy hip replacement lawsuit filed in texasA Texas couple recently filed a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit alleging that DePuy Orthopedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, marketed its Pinnacle hip implant despite knowing the product had dangerous defects.

DePuy hip lawsuits are hardly new, with the first one filed over six years ago. Since then, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received over 400 complaints of premature DePuy hip implant failure. These ...

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DePuy Set to Pay $2.5 Million for ASR Hip Implant Settlement

DePuy Orthopeadics, a subunit of Johnson & Johnson, will pay more than $2.5 million to settle metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuits.

The settlement was announced in November 2013, and late last month the company waived its “walk-away rights” and will begin paying plaintiffs.

Patients who had to get a second operation as the result of a faulty or failed ASR hip implant will be receiving payments from the Warsaw-based company. 7,200 American patients agreed to the settlement; this is ...

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