Johnson & Johnson Settlement
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and 45 other Attorneys General have reached a settlement agreement of $120 million with Johnson and Johnson and Medical Device Business Services. The companies engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in its promotion of the metal-to-metal hip implants, Pinnacle Ultamet and other devices.
The device’s advertisements were misleading, making false claims about things like its longevity. Hip replacement patients were required to have revision surgery and Pinnacle Ultamet implant patients experienced ongoing pain, allergic reactions, and more. Out of the multi-million dollar lawsuit, the state of Alabama will receive more than $2.8 million.