Posts Tagged 'hip implant lawsuit'

A List of Lessons Not Yet Learned

The final days of summer have come to a close and thoughts are turning to cooler temperatures, holidays, and end-of-year celebrations. This also means that we’re taking a few moments to reflect on a year of news and posts that show the worst of what can happen when corporations and governments – two entities that, in many ways, have become indistinguishable from one another – put finance, profit, and politics over public safety.

It’s been a year of progress on many ...

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$151 Million Bellwether Hip Implant Verdict Overturned on Appeal

bellwether hip implant trial verdict overturnedWhat began as a $500 million verdict in five plaintiffs’ favors in 2016 and was later cut to $151 million has now been reduced to nothing. At the same time, Johnson & Johnson – once on the losing side of a significant decision in a bellwether trial over its DePuy division’s Pinnacle hip implants – can take a case out of the “loss” column for now.

The verdict came as the result ...

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2013 Hip Verdict Thrown Out as New Trial Ordered

new hip implant lawsuit trial ordered in 2013 caseOne of the pillars of the idea of a fair trial is that all those who have something relevant to say regarding the proceedings in front of a court should be heard. Plaintiffs and defendants have the right to call witnesses and experts to testify on their behalf and the accused has the right to face their accuser. It is a backbone of life in a civilization maintained ...

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Judge Cuts Billion Dollar Hip Verdict by Half

pinnacle hip implant jury award cutBoth sides made their case and the decision was left to the jury. That jury came back with its decision and a very powerful message. $30 million was to paid by Johnson & Johnson for damages sustained by the plaintiffs after receiving Pinnacle hip replacement implants. An additional $1 billion was to be paid in punitive damages.

That verdict was just one in a series of losses for the medical device ...

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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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