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Johnson & Johnson Settles Over Defective Hip Implant Devices

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Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas, announced recently that his state will receive $8.5 million under a $120 million multi-state settlement with DePuy Orthopaedics, part of Johnson & Johnson. The agreement resolves claims of unfair and deceptive marketing surrounding two surgical hip replacement devices. Details on the settlement announcement are available here.

The Investigation

The investigation into DePuy Orthopaedics—led by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton—also included attorneys general from Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Mississippi, New Jersey, Oregon, West Virginia, and Wyoming did not participate in the investigation.

South Carolina and 45 other states accused DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson of false claims about the longevity of their Pinnacle Ultamet and ASR XL metal-on-metal hip implants.

About the Settlement

The company’s Pinnacle Ultamet was discontinued in 2013. Their ASR XL was recalled from the market in 2010. In both cases, patients who underwent hip replacements with either of these devices later complained of various health issues. Under the terms of the agreement, J&J has agreed to revise how it markets and promotes hip implant devices, and will include current scientific data to support the claims it makes in product advertising.

We Can Help.

If you or someone you love has experienced harmful side effects after a DePuy Hip Implant surgery, contact Daggett Shuler Law for help. An experienced Defective Hip Implant Attorney can handle your entire case and work to secure fair and just compensation for you.

If you have questions about a defective hip implant, call Daggett Shuler at 800-815-5500. When you call, you will speak with a Winston-Salem, North Carolina Defective Hip Implant Attorney absolutely FREE. We will investigate every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to secure the compensation you deserve. 

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