When you go in for a surgery, you expect the best from all parties involved, namely your doctors, nurses, other medical staff, and especially the product manufacturers. What can happen too often when a product manufacturer cuts corners to save money is that they end up producing an inferior product. Even if the surgery goes well, if at any point these products start to become faulty, and you are thereby injured, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any other expenses resulting from the manufacturer’s negligence. To help guide you through the complicated litigation process, you should contact one of our expert product liability attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates.
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered by a Texas jury to pay more than $1 billion to six patients who claim the company hid flaws in its Pinnacle artificial hips, which had to be surgically removed. Officials of Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy unit, which makes the Pinnacle hips, knew the devices were defective, but failed to properly warn doctors and patients about the risk that they would fail, a federal jury in Dallas recently concluded. The verdict includes more than $30 million in actual damages for the six plaintiffs and more than $1 billion in punitive damages.
The patients in this case alleged that their artificial hips leaked cobalt and chromium material into their bloodstreams, leading to the device failures and the need to be surgically removed. They claimed that Johnson & Johnson officials knew their metal-on-metal design could cause such injuries but nevertheless pushed ahead with the product to rack up billions of dollars in sales.
Have you or a loved one been injured because of a defective product? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation, so please contact one of our expert Massachusetts products liability lawyers at 617-787-3700 or email us at [email protected]. Your needs are our top priority!