Defective Hip Implant Leads to $1.3 Billion Verdict

December 1, 2016-  A federal jury in Dallas ordered Johnson & Johnson and one of its subsidiaries to pay more than $1 billion in damages Thursday for “despicable and vile conduct” in selling Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants that they knew were seriously defective.

A jury of six women and three men ordered the New Jersey pharmaceutical and medical device maker and its DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary to pay damages to six people — all from California — who suffered serious chronic and painful medical problems caused by the device.

More than 40 witnesses testified during the 11-week trial. The jury deliberated for nearly eight hours before returning with the verdict awarding $32 million in actual damages and $1.009 billion in punitive damages.

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