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, CourrierMail.com.au reported.
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.
The clamor spurred a clutch of patient lawsuits in the U.S., as well as a closer look the timing and motives behind the recall itself.
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