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State Attorney General Secures $120 Million Hip Device Settlement


February 7, 2019

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Jan. 22 that he and 45 other attorneys general reached a $120 million consent judgment with Johnson & Johnson and DePuy to resolve allegations that DePuy unlawfully promoted its metal-on-metal hip implant devices, the ASR XL and the Pinnacle Ultamet. Under the settlement, Pennsylvania will receive $4,624,948.

The attorneys general allege that 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, also known as survivorship, o...

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