DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits: Judge orders J&J's DePuy Orthopaedics to produce compliance reports

May 22, 2013 by Brad Perriello

A federal judge overseeing a raft of cases filed against Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary over its Pinnacle hip implants orders the medical device company to provide compliance monitoring reports to the plaintiffs' lawyers.

DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits: Judge orders DePuy Orthopaedics to produce compliance reports

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics must produce compliance reports on its metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implant, ruled the federal judge overseeing the multi-district litigation in Texas last week.

More than 900 cases have been rolled into the MDL in the U.S. District Court for Northern Texas under Judge Ed Kinkeade, accusing DePuy Orthopaedics of negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation and failure to properly design, manufacture, and market the Pinnacle system.

Last week Kinkeade ordered the Warsaw, Ind.-based medical device company to produce "monitor reports" from a court-appointed overseer of DePuy's compliance with a deferred prosecution agreement with the New Jersey U.S. district attorney, according to court documents.

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