Johnson & Johnson's DePuy unit issued a worldwide recall of the hip implant. The device, which was made from a cobalt and chromium alloy, released metal debris into patients' bodies and caused adverse outcomes such as tissue death and increased metal ions in the bloodstream.
The company faces more than 8,000 lawsuits regarding the hip implant.
Johnson & Johnson to Pay $600k for First Lawsuit Involving DePuy Hip Implants FeaturedWritten by Jaimie Oh | August 23, 2012
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $200,000 to each of three Nevada residents, settling the first case in a long list of lawsuits against the company that recalled 93,000 ASR hip implants in 2010, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek report.
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