Posts Tagged 'hip impants'

Johnson & Johnson Stands By Pinnacle, Calls Latest Verdict Unfair

johnson & johnson calls 1 billion dollar hip implant lawsuit verdict unfairThe Pinnacle hip implant, last sold by Johnson & Johnson in 2013, still appears to have the full faith of the healthcare giant behind it. After going to trial and losing on multiple occasions, J&J is now questioning the fairness of the latest verdict given by a jury; a verdict that called for $1 billion in punitive damages to be levied against the company.

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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.

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Smith & Nephew Hip Resurfacing Devices Continue to Cause Health Issues

birmingham hip resurfacing system continues to cause problemsAn article published in The Sydney Morning Herald reports on a range of Smith & Nephew patients who continue to suffer from failed hip replacement and hip resurfacing devices even after revision surgery. One woman, from Charlton in Victoria, talks about the numerous health complications that stemmed from and persist after her Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing operation.

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Joint replacement up, despite problems

A recent report in the Boston Globe takes note of a growing trend that involves younger people requesting joint replacement surgery.

More people in the demographic that doctors have dubbed “young actives” – those in the 45-to-64 age group – are getting the surgery not for basic mobility, but to maintain their athletic lifestyles.

The report notes that the number of joint replacements has risen steadily over the last two decades, despite complaints about problems with the procedures and the need for ...

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Recalls a factor in CEO’s departure

An Associated Press story about the imminent retirement of longtime Johnson & Johnson CEO Bill Weldon mentions his company’s succession of product recalls over the last two years.

Weldon became the company’s CEO in 2002.

According to the story, there were more than two dozen recalls of nonprescription drugs and at least two for prescription drugs since 2009.

There were also recalls of about 25 medical devices and consumer products. Federal regulators have had three of the company’s factories under scrutiny, and shut ...

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