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DePuy Hip Implant Victims Awarded $500M Judgment

Posted By Duck Law Firm || 25-Mar-2016

On Thursday, March 17, 2016, a federal jury in Dallas awarded five plaintiffs a total of nearly $500 million in damages for injuries sustained from defective Pinnacle hip-replacements produced by DePuy Orthopaedics. DePuy, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, has already shelled out roughly $3 billion for lawsuits related to injuries caused by its line of recalled ASR artificial hips. This decision opens the door to future lawsuits for victims of faulty DePuy implants and could mean big trouble is imminent for Johnson & Johnson.

DePuy recalled its ASR hip implants in 2010 after reports began to surface of high failure rates and metal poisoning in patients. Due to the devices’ metal-on-metal design, chromium and cobalt ions have been known to be released from the implants with wear and tear, causing damage to nearby tissues and resulting in possible organ failure. While the company’s Pinnacle implants shared a similar metal-on-metal design, they were never recalled, though sales of the devices ceased in 2013.

Johnson & Johnson has since strongly stood by the design, claiming that the resulting design was the culmination of six years’ worth of research and development and rigorous testing.

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