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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $28 Million in Xarelto Lawsuit

On December 5, 2017, an Indiana couple won a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and Bayer over the companies’ failure to instruct on how to avoid internal bleeding risks of their blockbuster blood thinner, Xarelto. A Philadelphia jury handed down the $27.8 million verdict for plaintiffs suing over serious health complications alleged to be caused by Xarelto. This trial was the first of approximately 1,400 cases pending in the Pennsylvania court—a fraction of the over 18,500 consolidated cases pending in a multi-district litigation in Louisiana federal court alleging similar claims.

If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered internal bleeding or a related medical condition, please contact us by calling us at 888-207-0382 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

$247 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson for Pinnacle Hip Implants

In November 2017, it was announced that six patients implanted with Johnson & Johnson’s Pinnacle hip implant will share in a $247 million payday from the pharmaceutical company fueled by its faulty device. The patients—plaintiffs who filed lawsuits against the device manufacturer—alleged that the metal-on-metal design of the implant caused tissue death and bone erosion, among other complications. This is the third showdown Johnson & Johnson has lost thus far over allegations concerning its Pinnacle hip device. Prior outcomes include an initial $1 billion jury verdict announced in December 2016 and an initial $500 million jury award in March 2016.

If you or a loved one has experienced complications from a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us at (877) 790-3588 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

First Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Implant Trial Set for September 2019

A Massachusetts District Judge presiding over the Stryker LFIT V40 litigation said that a jury will hear the first lawsuit claiming complications from the hip implant component on September 16, 2019. The first of several bellwether trials, the outcome of the case will provide insight as to how juries may respond to evidence that will be presented in hundreds of other pending lawsuits on the matter. The Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head is alleged to have caused catastrophic side-effects including fracturing of the device, metallosis, tissue damage, and other complications that have led to painful hip revision surgery.

If you or a loved one has experienced complications from a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us at (877) 790-3588 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

Doctor Tells Court of Allegedly Flawed Testing in DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawsuit

Dr. Frank Chan, a doctor who oversaw the clinical testing for DePuy Orthopaedics’ metal-on-metal Pinnacle Ultamet hip replacement system, testified on the witness stand in a UK court last week. He maintained that protein buildup on the Pinnacle cobalt chrome heads caused tests to be seriously flawed, and that DePuy’s failure to clean these components during testing may have led to clinical ramifications. The DePuy hip replacement lawsuit is currently underway in London on behalf of more than 340 plaintiffs who maintain that the device was wrongly marketed as having lower wear rates than competitor devices and that the all-metal design caused toxic metal ions to be released into the bloodstream, resulting in early failure of the device and other complications.

If you or a loved one experienced complications from a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim at (877) 790-3588.

Pinnacle Hip Implant Group Action Underway in UK

In one of the largest product liability group actions ever heard in the UK, hundreds of plaintiffs are claiming they received a faulty metal-on-metal hip implant manufactured by DePuy. The 312 patients who received the Pinnacle Ultamet hip joint claim that they needed revision surgery when their device released metal particles into the bloodstream and caused tissue damage and severe pain. According to the BBC, there are hundreds of other metal-on-metal claims against several other manufacturers that are said to be on hold pending the outcome of the Pinnacle Ultamet trial, which is expected to last until the end of January 2018.

If you or a loved one have experienced complications after receiving a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us at 877-790-3588 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

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