An Iowa DePuy Pinnacle lawyer notes that a jury agreed with five plaintiffs’ assertions that they were never warned of the dangers associated with the defective metal-on-metal hip devices before undergoing treatment. Citing Texas state law, a judge considerably reduced the multimillion dollar verdict originally awarded by the jury. 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 for Iowa 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 Iowa DePuy Pinnacle lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Original Judgment of $502 Million Reduced to $151 Million
A U.S. District Court judge cited a Texas state law limiting the amount of punitive damages that can be awarded in making his decision to reduce the award recently given to a group of five plaintiffs. According to Mass Device, the judge ruled to reduce an original, $502 million judgment awarded to patients who were harmed by a Johnson & Johnson defective hip device to $151 million.
At the center of it all is the Ultamet metal-on-metal version of DePuy’s Pinnacle hip device. Plaintiffs claimed they were never made aware of risks associated with the defectively designed hip device, and jurors agreed, originally awarding $360 million in punitive damages and $130 million in total compensatory damages. Johnson & Johnson also face additional battles involving their Pinnacle hip systems, with a new bellwether trial set to begin in October 2016.
How an Iowa DePuy Pinnacle Lawyer 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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