The jury in the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant trial has returned with a verdict of $500 million for the 5 plaintiffs whose cases were presented over the last months.
The DePuy Pinnacle is a metal-on-metal hip implant with a history of higher than average rates of premature revision surgeries.
The outcome of the trial has been highly anticipated, as
over 8,000 cases involving the implant have been filed in federal court.
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DePuy Pinnacle hip implant recipients are hopeful that the verdict will persuade DePuy to begin settling claims of those injured by the metal-on-metal hip device.
A similar product, the DePuy ASR hip implant, yielded settlements for several thousand individuals since 2013.
The jury was in deliberations since Thursday, March 10.
DePuy is likely to appeal the award. DePuy is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, Inc.