Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics was recently ordered to pay
over $1 billion in damages by a federal jury in Dallas for selling metal-on-metal
"Pinnacle" implants that the company knew were defective. The
company's conduct was called "vile" and "despicable."
The jury deliberated for almost eight hours before returning with the verdict.
The jury found that Johnson & Johnson and DePuy officials intentionally
misrepresented the dangers of the hip implants for the sake of financial
gain. The verdict awarded $32 million in actual damages and $1.009 billion
in punitive damages.
Thousands of cases against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy have been filed
nationwide and have been consolidated in what is known as multi-district
In the first trial, held in October 2014, the jury ruled in favor of Johnson
& Johnson. In March of 2015, a second jury ruled in favor of five
Texans who were awarded more than $502 million in damages, an amount that
was eventually reduced to $113 million as a result of legal caps on damages in Texas.
Have You Been Injured by a Defective Hip Implant?
If you or someone you love suffered an injury as the result of a faulty
hip implant, we urge you to call our Pennsylvania injury lawyers right
away. At Metzger Wickersham, our legal team has recovered millions of
dollars on behalf of those harmed by defective medical devices, prescription
drugs and other dangerous products.
To discuss your case,
call our Pennsylvania product liability attorneys today!