After a week of deliberation, the jury in the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant trial has returned with a verdict of $500 million for the 5 plaintiffs whose cases were presented over the last months.
Thousands of DePuy Pinnacle hip implant recipients hope the company will now begin settling claims of those injured by the metal-on-metal hip device. A similar product, the DePuy ASR hip implant, yielded settlements for several thousand individuals since 2013. The attorneys at Egerton Law have been representing individuals in the DePuy ASR and Pinnacle cases since 2010.
The DePuy Pinnacle is a metal-on-metal hip implant which proved to have higher than average rates of premature revision surgeries. The litigation has been ongoing in Texas since 2011.
DePuy is likely to appeal the award. DePuy is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, Inc.