Posts Tagged 'ASR'

Jury Finds for Johnson & Johnson in Pinnacle Hip Implant Case

In a blow to plaintiffs in the Pinnacle hip litigation, Johnson & Johnson has successfully defended the first trial over its Pinnacle hip implant. Bloomberg recently reported on the defense verdict in the first Pinnacle hip trial.

More than six thousand lawsuits have been filed over the Pinnacle device. Cases filed in federal court have been consolidated in Dallas. Plaintiffs in the Pinnacle hip implant litigation, as well as those filing lawsuits over other faulty metal-on-metal hip ...

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$2.5 billion J&J hip settlement announced

Johnson & Johnson recently announced a $2.47 billion hip settlement through its DePuy subsidiary.

DePuy’s Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implant was recalled in 2010. Now, an estimated 8,000 lawsuits are being filed over the device. The $2.47 billion settlement announced by J&J is likely to settle a large portion–though not all–of the pending cases.

The problematic all-metal hip implants promised more durability over the previous metal and plastic hip joints. Over the past ten years, they became popular among orthopedic surgeons. Now, patients are ...

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