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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.

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Another Johnson & Johnson Unit, Another Recall

johnson & Johnson's sterilmed unit focus of class 1 recallWhile Johnson & Johnson might be a household name, the names of its subsidiary units are a bit less well known. Names like Ethicon and DePuy fly under the radar for all but those that have been negatively affected by their products’ defects while Johnson & Johnson remains known as the makers of the “no more tears” baby shampoo.

But another Johnson & Johnson unit now finds itself ...

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Witness Tampering Allegations Swirl in DePuy Hip Implant Case

witness tampering accusations arise in DePuy hip implant trialWitness tampering is never taken lightly, and a federal judge presiding over a multidistrict litigation with numerous cases filed against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Othopeodics unit is demonstrating just how seriously these allegations are taken when they come up. What was, at first, a federal bellwether trial to determine the direction and possible outcomes of thousands of DePuy hip implant lawsuits around the country is now the ...

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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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