In November 2017, it was announced that six patients implanted with Johnson & Johnson’s Pinnacle hip implant will share in a $247 million payday from the pharmaceutical company fueled by its faulty device. The patients—plaintiffs who filed lawsuits against the device manufacturer—alleged that the metal-on-metal design of the implant caused tissue death and bone erosion, among other complications. This is the third showdown Johnson & Johnson has lost thus far over allegations concerning its Pinnacle hip device. Prior outcomes include an initial $1 billion jury verdict announced in December 2016 and an initial $500 million jury award in March 2016.
If you or a loved one has experienced complications from a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us at (877) 790-3588 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.