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Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Orthopaedics hit with $1 billion verdict in third hip implant bellwether trial

December 1, 2016 - Texas jurors deliberated for less than a day before returning a verdict finding Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. unit liable for injuries related to its Pinnacle metal-on-metal... Read More


J&J, Depuy Orthopedics hit with $497.6 million verdict for failure of metal-on-metal hip devices

March 17, 2016 - The metal-on-metal hip implant trial started on January 11, 2016, and took more than eight weeks before it concluded. Read More


Biomet settles metal-on-metal hip implant complaints for $56 million

February 5, 2014 - Medical device manufacturer Biomet Inc. agreed Monday to pay $56 million to resolve multi-district litigation (MDL) in which plaintiffs alleged they were injured by the company’s... Read More


DePuy Orthopaedics approves $2.475 billion settlement agreement in defective ASR hip implant litigation

November 19, 2013 - DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has agreed to a $2.475 billion charge to settle thousands of claims related to injuries suffered as the result of defective ASR hip... Read More


Internal report reveals DePuy ASR hips were barely tested before marketing

February 4, 2013 - An engineering report and related testimony given during the first DePuy ASR hip implant trial revealed that developers failed to adequately assess the device’s risks before they hit the... Read More


Beasley Allen attorney Navan Ward to help lead Pinnacle hip implant litigation

January 23, 2012 - MONTGOMERY, ALA. (January 23, 2012) – Navan Ward, Jr., a shareholder with Montgomery based law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. has been selected to serve on the... Read More


NBC Nightly News shines spotlight on defective hip replacement parts

October 6, 2011 - In August 2010, people who had received metal-on-metal artificial hips began to be concerned about their implanted devices. DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, had... Read More


Beasley Allen attorney Navan Ward selected as a leader in Hip Recall litigation

January 25, 2011 - Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. attorney Navan Ward, Jr., who practices in the firm's Mass Torts section, has been chosen to help direct litigation related to... Read More


Lawsuits involving defective hip replacement parts to be consolidated

December 4, 2010 - It was announced this weekend that federal cases involving defective hip implant parts manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, will be consolidated... Read More


DePuy hip replacement recall may affect patients of widely varying ages

September 17, 2010 - It used to be that the average patient for a hip replacement surgery was between 65 and 80 years old. The surgery, first performed in 1960, is a major undertaking, involving one of the... Read More


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