DePuy Settles Over Faulty Surgical Hip Implants

March 25th, 2019
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently announced that Texas will receive $8.5 million as part of a $120 million multi-state settlement with DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson. This settlement resolves claims alleging deceptive, unfair marketing of two surgical hip replacement devices. Details on the announced settlement are available here.

The Investigation

An executive committee, including attorneys general from Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington, investigated DePuy Orthopaedics. The efforts were led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. States not included in the settlement are Mississippi, New Jersey, Oregon, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

In total, 46 states accused both DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson of making false claims regarding the longevity of their ASR XL and Pinnacle Ultamet surgical metal-on-metal hip implants.

Details on the Settlement

The company first recalled the ASR XL from the market in 2010, and discontinued their Pinnacle Ultamet in 2013. Patients who underwent hip replacements with both devices later went on to issue complaints for a variety of health issues. Under the terms of the settlement, DePuy has agreed to revise how it markets and promotes its hip implants—including the use of current scientific data to support claims it makes in advertising the products.

Graves McLain is Here to Help

If you or a loved one has been injured by a Defective DePuy Hip Implant, call Graves McLain right away at 918-359-6600 or fill out a free consultation form online. When you call one of our experienced Tulsa, Oklahoma Defective Hip Implant Attorneys, we will speak with you for FREE and determine the best course of action.

We review every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to protect your rights. Trust our team, we are here to help. At Graves McLain, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front—and you owe us nothing until we win your case. At Graves McLain, we don’t get paid until you do.

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