Having hip surgery is no easy procedure, as patients usually undergo extensive physical therapy during the recovery process. However, the surgery can be extremely beneficial for people in Texas who have suffered from chronic pain. The quality of the implant is key to a successful surgery. Defective products can result in further health complications, as thousands of people have been unfortunate enough to discover.
Last year, Johnson & Johnson reached a settlement in which it had to pay out $2.5 billion due to an implant manufactured by its subsidiary, DePuy Pinnacle. Now, the companies are again facing lawsuits in a Texas court due to a faulty metal-on-metal implant. Roughly 6,000 people have filed claims regarding the metal-on-metal implants, and the verdicts of a select set of the cases will be used in order to ascertain settlements against Johnson and Johnson.