A Texas jury has awarded $1.041 billion to six plaintiffs injured by Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Pinnacle hip implants. The plaintiffs in this third bellwether trial of the Pinnacle hip litigation received the defective metal-on-metal implant and subsequently experienced complications including tissue death, bone erosion and other injuries. The plaintiffs also contended that Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit not only failed to warn consumers about the risks, but promoted the device as lasting longer than devices that include ceramic or plastic materials.
About 8,500 lawsuits have been filed alleging similar complaints of the device, which have been consolidated in Texas federal court. If you or a loved one has experienced complications after receiving a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us by calling us at 877-790-3588 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.