STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

Texas Federal Jury Awards Plaintiffs $246,998,791 at Conclusion of 4th Bellwether Trial

DALLAS — A Texas federal jury has awarded $246,998,791.22 in compensatory and punitive damages to plaintiffs in the fourth bellwether Pinnacle hip implant case to go to trial, finding DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, negligently designed and manufactured the device, and failed to adequately warn the plaintiffs’ surgeons of its risks.

On November 16, the jury, sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, found DePuy and J&J liable on claims of negligence, strict liability, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent business acts and practices, breach of express and implied warranties, loss of ...

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