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DePuy Hip Settlement Agreement Extended

Johnson & Johnson and their DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary recently announced that they would extend the terms of a previously agreed upon settlement deal pertaining to DePuy hip lawsuits. The settlement deal previously applied to approximately 8,000 DePuy ASR plaintiffs, who had alleged that their hip replacement devices failed prematurely and... Read more »

Oklahoma Jury Awards $2.5 Million in DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit

Jurors in Oklahoma awarded plaintiff Andrea Smith $2.5 million in compensatory damages over injuries she sustained from two defective DePuy ASR XL Acetabular hip implants. The Tulsa County jurors found in favor of Smith, after evidence was presented that the ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement was defectively designed. Jurors found for... Read more »

Pinnacle Hip Plaintiffs Look Ahead to Trial Dates

About 6,400 DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL), which is proceeding in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas before the Honorable Judge Ed Kinkeade. For months, the involved parties have been going through pretrial discovery and selecting the bellwether cases,... Read more »