The verdict includes between $4 million and $6 million per plaintiff in damages for physical injuries and pain and suffering, and $1 million each to four spouses for loss of consortium. Read more
Two weeks before a trial was set to begin, Johnson & Johnson settled a bellwether case in coordinated litigation in California. The case involved injuries allegedly caused by the company... Read more
The first bellwether trial in Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) against a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary over injuries allegedly caused by its metal-on-metal hip implants has been postponed.... Read more
More than two years after DePuy pulled the ASR hip implant from the market, ASR plaintiffs who have been injured by the defective product are finally seeing cases coming to trial. In fact, t... Read more
In May of last year, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) formed the second metal-on-metal Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). The JPML centralized pretrial proceedings of all a... Read more
Since the recall of the DePuy ASR, there has been extensive discussion surrounding the alarmingly high failure rates of all-metal hip implants. The all-metal prostheses had grown in populari... Read more
When deciding which hip implant components to utilize in a replacement surgery, surgeons have a range of possibilities available to them. Particularly, surgeons can choose from components ma... Read more
Recent reports indicate that metal-on-metal hip implant failures are rising at an alarming rate. The Federal Drug Administration has received more Complaints related to metal-on-metal hips d... Read more
Johnson & Johnson, in conjunction with its DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary, has recalled parts used for hip replacements. At issue is the high rate of repeat surgeries needed by people wh... Read more
Phyllis Cothron has been with the firm for six months as a Staff Assistant in our Mass Torts Section. She works with Navan Ward, Jr., a lawyer in our Mass Torts Section, on the DePuy hip rep... Read more
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