Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Blog Post

A Dallas jury recently awarded more than $500 million to five plaintiffs who reportedly suffered serious complications as a result of using Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants. According to court documents, this award includes: $142 million in compensatory damages, which are intended to cover the costs...

[caption id="attachment_1459" align="alignright" width="200"] The recently announced DePuy hip implant settlement, which totals $420M, could resolve about 1,400 more claims against J&J.[/caption] Today, the finalization of a major DePuy hip implant settlement may end up resulting in about 1,400 more lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy...

Picking up from Multidistrict Litigation: What Is it and Why Does It Matter? (Part 1), here, we will take a closer look at some of the most highly publicized MDLs currently underway in U.S. courts. It’s important to point out that, when people have claims...

[caption id="attachment_991" align="alignright" width="200"] Johnson & Johnson will reportedly pay upwards of $4 billion to settle more than 7,500 DePuy hip implant lawsuits filed against the company in state and federal courts.[/caption] Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of the DePuy hip implant, will reportedly pay upwards...

[caption id="attachment_758" align="alignright" width="199"] This overview details some well-known medical devices that have been the target of recent product liability lawsuits due to the devices’ defective design.[/caption] Although we expect the latest advancements in medical technology to improve our ability to recover from illness and, therefore,...