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Healthcare firm didn’t act on hip implant failures


Bloomberg News reports Johnson & Johnson has been accused of putting profits before safety by ignoring reports that its metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle hip implants failed at alarming rates, according to a lawyer’s comments in closing arguments today in Dallas Federal court. The article notes that J&J’s DePuy unit ignored the implants had design flaws that prompted them to break down and then misled doctors about the implants failure rates to protect sales, citing Mark Lanier, an attorney for a Montana woman who sued after complications forced her to have the device removed. The Pinnacle cases have been consolidated before US District Judge Ed Kinkeade for pretrial information exchanges.

If you have experienced complications with any type of hip implants, contact Chhabra & Gibbs by going to our website at or calling 601-948-8005.

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