John­son & John­son and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit will have to pay more than $1 bil­lion to six plain­tiffs who said they were in­jured by Pin­na­cle hip im­plants.

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A fed­eral jury in Dal­las found that the hip im­plants were de­fec­tively de­signed, and that the com­pa­nies did not flag the risks. The six plain­tiffs are Cal­i­for­nia res­i­dents who were im­planted with the hip de­vices and ex­pe­ri­enced tis­sue death, bone ero­sion and other in­juries they at­trib­uted to design flaws. John­son & John­son and DePuy are fac­ing nearly 8,400 Pin­na­cle-re­lated law­suits, which have been con­sol­i­dated in a Texas fed­eral court.

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