Five plaintiffs were awarded a total of $502 million dollars in the 2nd test (bellwether) case to go to trial against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) relating to its Depuy Pinnacle hip implants, in January of 2016,  J&J appealed the verdict, which the trial judge reduced to $151 million dollars.  The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument on December 7, 2017, and issued their opinion  in April 2018. The Fifth Circuit overturned the entire verdict and remanded the case back to the Northern District of Texas and Judge Ed Kinkeade for a new trial.… Read More


Stryker Corporation has notified physicians and hospitals of an Urgent Medical Device Recall of its LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chrome V39 femoral heads manufactured before 2011. Stryker received what it called a “higher than expected” number of reports from doctors of taper lock failure.… Read More


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


A federal jury in Georgia awarded $11 million to plaintiff Robyn Christiansen in the first Wright Conserve metal-on-metal hip implant bellwether trial. After a two-week trial and three days of deliberations, the jury ruled that the Conserve hip implant was defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous, and that manufacturer Wright Medical had mislead the plaintiff as to the product’s safety.… Read More


A California state court jury has awarded $9.2 million dollars to a man who received Zimmer’s Durom Cup metal-on-metal hip implant in 2007 and was forced to have it surgically removed 15 months later. Gary Kline, age 59, presented evidence that his doctors performed two traumatic surgeries in 15 months in an attempt to repair… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Nov 3, 2014 6:25:00 PM A global settlement valued at over $1 billion dollars with the manufacturer of the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants, Homedica Osteonics Corp. (also known as Stryker Orthopaedics), has been announced after a hearing today before the judge overseeing the Stryker MultiDistrict Litigation. Patients who underwent… Read More


Stryker Corp., the manufacturer of the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Neck hip systems, announced this month that it is taking a $161 million dollar charge against its 2nd quarter earnings relating to the recall. Despite taking this charge, Stryker still reported making a $215 million dollar profit in the 2nd quarter on revenue of $2.35 billion.… Read More


Biomet, Inc. and counsel for Plaintiffs reached an agreement to settle all cases currently pending in the Biomet MDL (In Re Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2391) and any future cases filed on or before April 15, 2014. To be eligible for compensation a plaintiff must have been implanted with a Biomet M2a 38 or M2A Magnum hip replacement system and underwent surgery to revise the device more than 180 days after it was implanted.… Read More


A second DePuy ASR hip implant case scheduled for trial this month has been resolved, according to court records. The lawsuit, MacDonald et al v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. et al, was filed in the Bergen County division of the New Jersey Superior Court and was scheduled to go to trial on October 21, 2013 before the Honorable Brian R. Martinotti. There are few details about the settlement available at this time and, as with prior Depuy hip settlements, the terms will likely remain confidential.

The lawsuit, MacDonald et al v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. et al, was filed in the Bergen County division of the New Jersey Superior Court and was scheduled to go to trial on October 21, 2013 before the Honorable Brian R. Martinotti. There are few details about the settlement available at this time and, as with prior Depuy hip settlements, the terms will likely remain confidential.… Read More


Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics has agreed to settle a DePuy ASR hip lawsuit before trial. The case would have been the first “bellwether” trial in a California state court consolidation of ASR cases. The Plaintiff, Mr. Robert Eugene Ottman, was set to begin presenting his case in two weeks in state court in San Francisco. … Read More