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Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson for its failed Pinnacle hip device began in 2010. Since then, J&J has faced several federal jury trials over its Pinnacle hip device. While the company won the first trial in 2014; it lost three others afterward awarding plaintiffs more than $1.7 billion.
Pinnacle lawsuits were consolidated before U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade. Judge Kinkeade, who has been overseeing the cases since 2011, was asked to sanction J&J for misconduct. However, before the judge had a chance to review the motion, both sides reached a settlement agreement.
Bottom line, J&J did not receive any sanctions for misconduct due to this settlement agreement.
The sanctions motion (below) details how J&J misled the Pinnacle trials, including claims of obstruction and improper conduct:
The attorneys at Nash & Franciskato are experienced at representing those who have suffered the effects of metal-on-metal hip replacements. If you were implanted with a defective metal-on-metal hip implant, such as the Pinnacle device, and are having problems, contact us today for a free, no-obligation review of your case.
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