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Johnson & Johnson agrees to a pay $120-million settlement.  The attorneys general of 46 states announced the victory today.  They sued J&J over deceptive and misleading marketing practices. The states claimed Depuy told patients the ASR XL and Pinnacle Ultamet hips would last at least 5 years.  In reality, European health regulators reported that 95% of these hips never made it to the 5-year mark.  Patients often needed another hip surgery to remove and replace the ASR XL and Pinnacle Ultamet implants.

The settlement forces Depuy to change how they market their hip implants.  They also have to closely monitor, track, and report on complaints about these hips. Depuy says the settlement does not imply any admission of liability or misconduct. New York Attorney General Letitia James says in her statement that “companies should never be allowed to freely mislead the public, especially when there are health concerns involved.”

Timeline of Johnson & Johnson Metal on Metal Hip Trials and Settlements

mctlaw Defective Metal on Metal Hip Litigation

The defective joint replacement team at Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. have extensive experience in representing clients who suffered injuries from defective Metal on Metal Hip Replacements.  Our attorneys were the first to file a claim against Biomet for their M2a and Magnum metal on metal hip replacements.

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  1. Frank Kosciow

    I got a DePuy hip replacement back in 2015….how do you know if you have a bad one or not?

  2. Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A.

    You can ask for a copy of the device record for the original surgery from the hospital chart (this shows the product and lot numbers of the components of the device). Here’s more information about what records you need to find out what type of hip you have:

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