Posts Tagged 'metal hip implant'

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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Johnson & Johnson Loses Huge in Billion-Dollar Verdict

johnson & johnson loses billion dollar pinnacle hip decision“You got to know when to hold ‘em. Know when to fold ‘em. Know when to walk away, and know when to run.”

It’s pretty obvious that no one at Johnson & Johnson knows the words to Kenny Rodgers’ timeless advice-giving anthem “The Gambler.” If they did, they might have considered that pressing their defense of the Pinnacle hip replacement implant may lead them to another loss. In this ...

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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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