J&J Hit With $502M Verdict In 2nd Pinnacle Bellwether Trial

Law360, New York (March 17, 2016, 12:57 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson was hit with an eye-popping $502 million verdict Thursday in the second bellwether trial in the multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective Pinnacle hip prosthetics manufactured by its DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. unit, a major win for the plaintiffs in the litigation who had this time put forth the consolidated claims of five patients alleging problems from the devices.

After a two-month trial and days of deliberations, a Dallas jury found in favor of all five plaintiffs in the trial, delivering a verdict that included $360 million in punitive damages, lead plaintiffs' attorney Mark Lanier of the Lanier Law Firm...

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