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Johnson & Johnson Must Pay $8.3 Million after Jury Verdict

Posted on Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 4:28 pm    

Hip ImplantJohnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $8.3 million to a 65 year old man who claimed that the DePuy ASR hip implant he received was defective. This case was the first of over 10,000 lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson to be brought to court.

In the jury ruling, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay over $300,000 to cover the plaintiff’s medical expenses, and another $8 million for pain and suffering resulting from the defective hip implant. Johnson & Johnson issued a recall of 93,000 implants back in 2010 after announcing that 12% of the devices failed after just five years.

Experts agree that the cost of resolving the over 10,000 suits against the company could cost Johnson & Johnson billions of dollars.