Australian J&J hip lawsuit attracts hundreds, may top $200M | Legal News

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April 25, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Johnson & Johnson’s metal-on-metal hip replacement recall spurs a class action lawsuit Down Under, with more than 1,000 patients seeking damages that may top $200 million; Essential Medical Devices dismisses its patent infringement suit against Masimo; and Biolase files an optical laser patent lawsuit against unnamed European competitor.

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 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.

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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.

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