J&J Knew Hip Implants A 'Disaster,' Jury Hears In Retrial

By Todd Hutchinson (January 25, 2019, 7:09 PM EST) -- Five Texas plaintiffs from a massive multidistrict litigation alleging Johnson & Johnson made defective metal-on-metal hip implants opened a Texas federal court trial Friday telling jurors the company knew the implants were "a disaster" but executed a plan to "get every last sale."

The trial, which could take as long as two months, is a rematch between the parties after the Texans in 2016 won a $502 million verdict against J&J and subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. that was later reduced to about a $151 million judgment.

But the Fifth Circuit in April wiped out the judgment and ordered a new trial,...

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