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By Craig McCarthy | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on December 28, 2016 at 7:53 AM, updated December 28, 2016 at 7:54 AMNEW BRUNSWICK —  Another lawsuit has been filed against Johnson & Johnson over its hip replacement products, adding to the thousands of legal proceeding surrounding the devices. The Indiana man filed the lawsuit in Middlesex County Superior Court on Dec. 9, just four days after a jury in Texas awarded six patients $1 billion in punitive damages in a similar case. The pharmaceutical giant faces more than 8,000 suits for the DePuy Orthopaedics product.   The New Brunswick-based company has lost one trial involving the device and another where the courts ruled in the manufacturer’s favor. The suit filed in New Jersey claims the man “suffered substantial injuries and damages” from the hip implant made by the subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, which manufactures surgical joint replacements and other medical devices related to spinal- and sports-related injuries. The company has offices in Florida, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. The suit alleges DePuy’s metal-on-metal version of the product, which is the second line of the hip replacement implants, is defective allowing for metal particles to make their way into the recipient’s bloodstream and tissue.The Indiana man claims he suffered “constant debilitating pain and instability” due to “friction wear from the movement at the joint” after undergoing a total left hip replacement with the DePuy product in 2008. In 2014, the man had another total hip replacement to fix the product’s alleged issue and may need future procedures, according to the suit.

Source: Johnson & Johnson hit with another hip lawsuit following $1B payout | NJ.com

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