West Chester Med Device Firm DePuy Synthes Blocks First Punch In Battle Over Implant


Though it knows more punches are coming over its now-discontinued all-metal hip implant, the West Chester-based DePuy Synthes unit of Johnson & Johnson successfully blocked the first punch by winning a jury trial in Texas.

The verdict found the company not liable for damages, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. However, the article also stated that 6,600 such lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts.

DePuy claims “low clinician use” and competitors led to the removal of the product, Ultamet, from the market. You can read the press release regarding the hip technology here.

Read more about the legal decision in The Wall Street Journal here.