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J&J Agree to $400 Million Settlement Over Faulty Hip Replacements

Dec. 20, 2018

Johnson & Johnson agreed to settle consumer complaints of defective artificial hips for more than $400 million.

In a Dec. 9 court filing, a judge confirmed the company has settled or is currently settling about one third of the 10,000 lawsuits over its line of Pinnacle hip replacements.

Five more claims are set to go to trial in Dallas on Jan. 14. A jury ordered the company to pay multiple plaintiffs $1 billion in a similar case in 2016, although that amount was later reduced.

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