A DePuy Pinnacle hip implant attorney notes that a jury awarded over $1 billion to six plaintiffs in a third case against multinational medical device manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the company alleging the use of Pinnacle hip implants led to severe health complications. Patients who have suffered severe hip complications from DePuy Pinnacle hip implants may be eligible to seek compensation with the help of a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawyer.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated DePuy Pinnacle hip implant attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
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Plaintiffs: Pinnacle Hip Implants Led to Tissue Death and Other Complications
A federal jury awarded more than $1 billion to six plaintiffs who claimed they were injured by hip implants manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit. According to Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy subsidiary were accused of developing, manufacturing and marketing a product that led to serious complications, including tissue death and bone erosion. The company reportedly rejected a settlement offer of $1.8 billion.
The verdict, which Johnson & Johnson plans to immediately appeal, comes as the company faces over 8,000 lawsuits regarding DePuy Pinnacle hip implants. According to the report, verdicts of this magnitude are often reduced, citing a decision made by a U.S. district judge in July 2016 which reduced a $500 million verdict to nearly $150 million. DePuy discontinued selling their Pinnacle hip implants in 2013 after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration strengthened regulations regarding the devices, the website reported.
How a DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Attorney Can Help
Device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People who have suffered injury from DePuy Pinnacle hip implants may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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