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The Curious Case of the Disappearing DePuy Damages

The Curious Case of the Disappearing DePuy Damages March 24, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Dallas, TX: The bellwether defective hip implant lawsuits that were tried in the Northern District of Texas as part of multidistrict litigation 2244 have yielded some staggering awards for the plaintiffs. The latest Alice hip failure lawsuit ended with a $247 million award to six plaintiffs. A previous bellwether trial awarded $1.4 billion to a group of six plaintiffs, and another lawsuit ended with a $502 million jury award to five plaintiffs.
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Defective Hip Litigation Continues On against Zimmer, Smith & Nephew

Defective Hip Litigation Continues On against Zimmer, Smith & Nephew March 12, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Newark,NJ: Every metal-on-metal hip replacement manufacturer has been accused of defective design, and because there are two or more articulation points where the metal components can grind against each other, some MOM hip replacements, such as those made by Zimmer and Smith & Nephew, allegedly include an increased risk of metallosis. Lawsuits against both companies also claim they knowingly sold the defective hip implants and knew or should have known the devices would cause problems.
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A Tale of Two Billion-Dollar Settlements

A Tale of Two Billion-Dollar Settlements January 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Houston, TX: The end of 2016 saw a flurry of activity on the litigation front just before the Christmas break, with the headlines of December 19 and 20 dealing with Hip Replacement Implant Failure and the billion-dollar settlements that emerged to close out the year.
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Story of Failed DePuy Hip Replacement Devices “Shocking” says Lawyer

Story of Failed DePuy Hip Replacement Devices “Shocking” says Lawyer January 4, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
New York, NY Truth remains supreme in the courtrooms of America and the facts revealed in the recent litigation against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. tell a “shocking” story of “fraud and conspiracy”, says attorney Jayne Conroy from the firm of Simmons Hanly Conroy of New York.
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$1B DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Verdict Against J&J

$1B DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Verdict Against J&J December 2, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A jury in Dallas has awarded $1 billion to six plaintiffs who are suing Johnson & Johnson (J&J) alleging the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant made by the company’s subsidiary, DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., was defective and has caused them adverse health effects and subsequent surgeries to remove the device.
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Oregon Reaches $4M Settlement with DePuy Over Defective Artificial Hips

Oregon Reaches $4M Settlement with DePuy Over Defective Artificial Hips July 18, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
The Oregon Department of Justice reached a first-of-its kind $4 million settlement on July 2 with DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Oregon’s single-state settlement is the first government action to resolve allegations that DePuy failed to disclose to physicians and patients that its ASR XL “metal on metal” artificial hip devices had an alarming rate of failure.
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J&J Reaches $2.5B ASR XL Hip Replacement Settlement

J&J Reaches $2.5B ASR XL Hip Replacement Settlement November 20, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC Further to announcements made last week, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has said it will pay $2.5 billion to settle nearly 8,000 DePuy hip replacement lawsuits. DePuy Orthopaedics, a unit of J&J, withdrew its ASR XL Acetabular metal-on-metal hip replacement on August 24, 2010 following nearly 300 complaints from people undergoing hip replacement, and data which show that the implant fails sooner than earlier model implants.
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J&J Reaches Record $4B Settlement of DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Lawsuits

J&J Reaches Record $4B Settlement of DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Lawsuits November 13, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
New York, NY Reports indicate that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has agreed to pay more than $2 billion to settle thousands of DePuy hip replacement lawsuits. DePuy Orthopaedics, a unit of J&J, withdrew its ASR XL Acetabular metal-on-metal hip replacement on August 24, 2010 following nearly 300 complaints from people undergoing hip replacement.
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DePuy Faces Canadian ASR Hip Replacement Class Action Lawsuit

DePuy Faces Canadian ASR Hip Replacement Class Action Lawsuit September 18, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
New York, NY A court in Ontario, Canada has certified a DePuy ASR class action lawsuit brought on behalf of Canadian citizens who were allegedly affected by the DePuy ASR recall. According to court documents filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on August 27, 2013, the DePuy ASR class action lawsuit seeks damages, including medical monitoring and emotional distress, for all persons implanted with the recalled hip system. Attorneys for plaintiffs estimate that as many as 4,000 Canadians could be included in the class. (Crisante, et al. v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., et al., No. CV-10-415755-00CP).
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Litigation Update: DePuy Hip Lawsuits

Litigation Update: DePuy Hip Lawsuits September 11, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.

• Approximately 10,000 defective product lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. The lawsuits allege the ASR XL Acetabular metal-on-metal hip replacement has a design flaw that has resulted in many patients needing follow-up hip revision surgery to replace the device soon after implant.

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