Johnson & Johnson Rocked By $498 Million Verdict in Pinnacle MDL Bellwether Trial

Johnson & Johnson Rocked By $498 Million Verdict in Pinnacle MDL Bellwether Trial

A federal jury in Texas awarded just under $138 million in compensatory damages and $360 million in punitive damages to five plaintiffs who claimed that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle hip implant system caused their injuries.  The award came in the second bellwether trial in the multidistrict litigation concerning the Pinnacle implants. [3/17/16]

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