A jury in Dallas federal court ordered Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay more than $1 billion dollars to six Pinnacle hip recipients who suffered serious medical complications from their DePuy Pinnacle hip implants. The jury found that the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hips were defectively designed, and that J&J and DePuy failed to warn patients and doctors about the risks.… Read More


Today there are multiple news reports of great interest to people suffering from defective hip replacements: Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics has agreed to a tentative settlement of over 4 billion dollars to resolve thousands of DePuy Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implant lawsuits. This would make it the largest recorded settlement for a defective medical device in US history.… Read More


Posted by Thornton Law Firm LLP on Sep 3, 2013 5:58:00 AM The first bellwether trial in the federal court Multi-District Litigation over Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Unit’s metal hip implants is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 9, 2013. The plaintiff is Ann McCracken, a woman from Rochester, New York who underwent a DePuy… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Mar 11, 2013 12:16:00 PM On Friday, March 8, a California jury awarded 65-year old Loren Kransky $8.3 million dollars to compensate him for stabbing pain, inability to walk and sleep, and metal poisoning which led his doctors to perform surgery to completely remove and replace his defective DePuy hip… Read More