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Johnson & Johnson hit with over $1 billion verdict on hip implants

Logo of healthcare company Johnson & Johnson is seen in Zug

Logo of healthcare company Johnson & Johnson is seen in Zug  (Copyright Reuters 2016)

A federal jury in Dallas on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay more than $1 billion to six plaintiffs who said they were injured by Pinnacle hip implants, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said.

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The jurors found that the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants were defectively designed and that the companies failed to warn consumers about the risks.