Johnson & Johnson along with 4 subsidiaries have agreed to pay $120 Million to settle allegations they violated State consumer protection laws by misrepresenting the safety and effectiveness of the DePuy hip implant device. California will receive $8 million dollars of the settlement according to State Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
Much of the evidence revealed in this case was shocking in regards to what DePuy did with the Pinnacle hip. Internal corporate documents showed Johnson & Johnson and DePuy proactively worked to conceal known problems with these hips from doctors. The companies engaged in outrageous conduct during the marketing of this product. Additional allegations included clinical trials were falsified, and advertising was based on these falsified clinical trials. Internal documents showed that several doctors were bribed and given money to use this hip and then tell other doctors what a great deal it was. Some doctors received millions of dollars. One of the main witnesses for the defense received over $7.5 million dollars in royalties from DePuy.
A spokesperson from DePuy told the financial publication Reuters that the settlement involves no admission of liability or misconduct on the part of the companies and was quoted as saying it “remains committed to meeting the needs of orthopedic surgeons and patients.” If you or a loved one has a DePuy Pinnacle hip or a DePuy replacement and have questions about any aspect of this settlement or your rights please give one of our attorneys a call as soon as possible.
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when they refuse to follow the law. We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have over 80 years of experience in our plaintiff’s only law firm. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We Can Help!