Jury Awards $1 Billion to Patients With Defective Pinnacle Artificial Hips
A federal jury in Dallas, TX on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay over $1 billion to patients who alleged that Johnson & Johnson “hid flaws in its Pinnacle artificial hips that had to be surgically removed” and, due to their DePuy hips leaching cobalt and chromium material into their bloodstreams, “experienced tissue death, bone erosion and other injuries they attributed to design flaws.”
The jury found that officials at J&J’s DePuy unit, manufacturer of the hips, “knew the devices were defective, but failed to properly warn doctors and patients about the risk they would fail.”
The award provides more than $30 million in actual damages and more than $1 billion in punitive damages, for the 6 individual patients covered by the case. The company still faces“almost 9,000 lawsuits” filed against it regarding the hips.
While J&J has previously paid $2.5 billion to settle claims relating to its ASR line of artificial hips, which were recalled in 2010, its Pinnacle artificial hips were not covered by this settlement.
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