J&J Hip Implant Plaintiffs Get $245M Judgment After Trial

Law360 (August 29, 2018, 10:30 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Wednesday entered more than $245 million in final judgments for a group of New York plaintiffs who won a bellwether case in November against Johnson & Johnson and its orthopedics unit when a jury found the companies liable for allegedly defective hip implants.

U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade granted about $39.2 million to Uriel Barzel, $38.9 million to Ramon Alicea, $48.6 million to Karen Kirschner, $36.8 million to Eugene Stevens, $37.8 million to Michael Stevens and $43.7 to Hazel Miura for damages such as past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, punitive damages and loss...

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