J&J Slammed With $247M Verdict In Texas Hip Bellwether

Law360, Dallas (November 16, 2017, 12:34 PM EST) -- A Texas federal jury on Thursday hit Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. unit with a combined $247 million verdict in a bellwether trial over DePuy’s Pinnacle line of metal-on-metal hip implants, delivering the third consecutive nine-figure verdict in the multidistrict litigation.

The unanimous jury found J&J and DePuy liable for a series of design and manufacturing defects, fraud and deceptive business practices, and found the companies had acted with wanton, reckless or malicious conduct. They awarded $90 million in punitive damages against J&J and $78...
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Case Title

Alicea et al v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc et al


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3:15-cv-03489

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Texas Northern

Nature of Suit

Torts/Pers Inj: Health Care/Pharmaceutical Pers Inj/Product Liability

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Ed Kinkeade

Date Filed

October 27, 2015

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