Johnson & Johnson

Lawyers Expect 3,000 Hernia Mesh Lawsuits in Bard MDL by 2020


Recent court filings indicate that lawyers expect the number of hernia mesh lawsuits in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) against C.R. Bard to reach 3,000 by the end of 2019.Currently, there are only a few hundred hernia mesh lawsuits in the MDL. However, they all involve strikingly similar allegations that Bard concealed significant defects...

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Over Serious Injuries Continue to Mount


As more patients learn that many of the products surgeons have been using for hernia repair surgery during the past decade are dangerously defective, hernia mesh lawsuits against Ethicon, Atrium, C.R. Bard and other manufacturers continue to flood the nation’s courts.Recent court filings indicate that there are now more than 3,100 hernia mesh lawsuits...

Hip Settlement Expansion Should Resolve Most DePuy Implant Lawsuits


The DePuy Pinnacle hip settlement reached late this past year, covering approximately 3,000 claims, is being expanded to resolve most of the litigation still pending against the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary over knowingly selling defective metal hip implants.Bloomberg News reported Monday that J&J’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit has reached a settlement agreement that should resolve...

Attune Knee Manufacturers Conspired to Hide Dangers


A new lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary over their proprietary knee implants causing permanently debilitating injuries alleges that the Attune knee manufacturers actively conspired to conceal the device’s significant safety issues and defects.David Love filed the complaint against the Attune knee manufacturers earlier this month in the Western District...

J&J Hid Attune Knee Defects to Protect Profits


A new lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Synthes subsidiary indicates that the companies hid substantial Attune knee defects to maximize profits at the cost of patient health.Derrick Pearson filed the complaint August 8 in the Northern District of Texas. He alleges that the companies knew that the DePuy Attune knee was...

Preoperative Opioid Use Before Joint Replacement Surgery Increases Risks


New research indicates that opioid use before joint replacement surgery puts patients at substantially higher risks for excruciating injuries, hospital readmittance, and joint implant failure, necessitating additional surgeries.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery published the revelatory study this past month. Researchers from the University of Chicago found that more than half the patients...