STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Texas Jury Awards More than $1 Billion Total to Plaintiffs in 6 Separate Cases at Conclusion of Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial

DALLAS –– A Texas jury has awarded more than $1 billion total to six separate plaintiffs at the conclusion of a consolidated trial against DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, during which jurors heard claims relating to the company’s allegedly defective Pinnacle Hip Implant, HarrisMartin Publishing is reporting.

The verdict is the second multi-million plaintiff verdict entered against the company in a total of three trials that have gone forward in the federal multidistrict litigation docket. The awarded totaled $1,041,311,648.17 and includes $28,311,648.17 total in personal injury damages for the six plaintiffs; $4 million in loss of consortium damages ...

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