STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Jury Awards $502 Million Total to Plaintiffs in 5 Separate Cases at Conclusion of Pinnacle Hip Implant Consolidated MDL Trial
March 18, 2016
DALLAS –– A Texas federal jury has awarded $502 million total to five separate plaintiffs at the conclusion of a consolidated trial involving allegedly defective Pinnacle Hip Implants manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson, HarrisMartin Publishing was the first to report this afternoon.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas jury reached the verdict on March 17 after hearing 37 days of testimony, sources said. The jury received the case late in the afternoon on March 10 and deliberated for three more days before reaching the verdict.
The MDL Court had consolidated the five ...