A Texas federal jury has awarded $246,998,791.22 in combined damages to plaintiffs in the fourth bellwether Pinnacle hip implant case to go to trial.
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SANTA FE, N.M. — A New Mexico court recently awarded over $2 million to a plaintiff who claimed Zimmer’s M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology was defective.
A list of the 22 largest settlements reached between the United States Department of Justice and pharmaceutical companies from 1991 to 2013, ordered by the size of the total settlement.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Another lawsuit has been filed against Johnson & Johnson over its hip replacement products, adding to thousands of legal proceedings surrounding the devices. The Indiana man filed the lawsuit in Middlesex County Superior Court on Dec. 9, according to nj.com. That’s four days after a jury in Texas awarded six patients […]
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Stryker Orthopedics, widely viewed as the largest manufacturer of medical equipment and orthopedic devices, has issued a hazard alert for a specific range of LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads.
STOCKTON, Texas — Individuals who received certain types of DePuy hip replacements are reportedly three times more likely to need premature and painful revision surgery.
WASHINGTON D.C. — In a move that could drastically affect knee and hip replacement costs, the U.S. government will now pay doctors more for doing less. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will shift how it pays hospitals in the United States for major leg procedures on April 1. Medicare is reportedly rolling […]
DALLAS — A federal jury in Dallas has ordered DePuy Orthopedics to pay $360 million to five people in punitive damages following a two-month trial that stemmed from a defective hip replacement device.
LONDON — The large manufacturer dismissed the errant sizing in its hip replacements as meaningless, but prominent doctors disagree. Court documents state that the manufacturer measured parts for its Pinnacle devices while they were hot; the components shrank when they cooled to room temperature. DePuy acknowledged the difference, but insisted that the 32 micron variance […]