Australian J&J hip lawsuit attracts hundreds, may top $200M | Legal News

April 25, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Johnson & Johnson’s metal-on-metal hip replacement recall spurs a class action lawsuit Down Under, with more than 1,000 patients seeking damages that may top $200 million; Essential Medical Devices dismisses its patent infringement suit against Masimo; and Biolase files an optical laser patent lawsuit against unnamed European competitor.


 Hundreds of Australian patients sign on to a lawsuit alleging injury from J&J’s recalled metal-on-metal hip implants

Hundreds of Australian patients joined a class action lawsuit accusing health care giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) of damages related to recalled metal-on-metal hip implants.

A Down Under law firm co-handling the lawsuit estimated patients’ claims to top $200 million, reported.

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Metal-on-metal hips have spurred much controversy since DePuy launched a recall in August 2010. One U.K. study called for an outright ban as researchers found that the devices failed more often than other hip replacements.

Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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