TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 24, 2019
Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and 45 other attorneys general reached a $120 million consent judgment with Johnson & Johnson and DePuy to resolve allegations DePuy unlawfully promoted its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. Under the settlement Tennessee will receive $2,354,489.83. The attorneys general allege DePuy engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in its promotion of the ASR XL and Pinnacle Ultamet hip implant devices by making misleading claims as to the longevity of the devices. The ASR XL was recalled from the market in 2010 and DePuy discontinued its sale of the Pinnacle Ultamet in 2013. Read more here.