Stryker Corporation announced in November 2014 it will pay over $1 billion to patients who had surgery to replace certain defective metal-on-metal hip replacements. The settlement, which resulted from mediation conducted simultaneously with the litigation, was announced in Superior Court in Hackensack, New Jersey, where approximately 4,000 cases from around the country had been consolidated. …. Read More
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Johnson & Johnson is examining whether to shell out about $250 million to settle more lawsuits over its DePuy unit’s recalled ASR hip replacement system, Bloomberg News reported Thursday. Two people familiar with the potential accord spoke to Bloomberg on the condition of anonymity, stating they were not authorized to speak about the case publicly. …. Read More
In the first of thousands of lawsuits involving Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants, the jury sided with the Company, finding that the plaintiff’s injuries were the result of doctor error when inserted. This bellwether trial was only the first case of many. J&J still faces thousands of lawsuits alleging claims …. Read More
Jury deliberations have begun in the first case to go to trial involving DePuy Orthopaedic’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants. DePuy, a division of Johnson & Johnson, is facing thousands of lawsuits alleging the company failed to adequately warn patients that the implants can break down and cause metallic debris to enter the bloodstream. After a …. Read More