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Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Win $247M Verdict in DePuy Hip Bellwether


Congratulations to Jane Conroy and the entire plaintiffs’ team who secured a $247 million verdict in the bellwether trial over Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants. Yesterday’s win is the third consecutive nine-figure verdict in the multidistrict litigation.

The war room in this case was 90 percent female and included the following outstanding female trial attorneys:

Jayne Conroy
Dawn Chmielewski
Jennifer Hoekstra
Michelle Carreras
Laura Fitzpatrick
Holly Nighbert
Rachel Lanier
Leah Holder
Cati McDonough
Mildred Conroy
Ashley Caruso

The unanimous Texas federal jury found J&J liable for manufacturing defects associated with its DePuy Pinnacle hip, as well as for fraud and deceptive business practices. The $247 million includes $90 million in rarely awarded punitive damages for the companies’ particularly wanton, reckless and/or malicious conduct.

DePuy Trial Team

This plaintiffs’ win is another example of how our civil justice system continues to prevail against huge corporations who allow people to get hurt for the sake of a profit.


About John Bair

John Bair has guided thousands of plaintiffs through the settlement process as co-founder of Milestone Consulting, LLC, a broad-based settlement planning and management firm. Milestone’s approach is comprehensive and future-focused. John’s team has guided thousands of clients by taking the time to understand the complexities of each case. They assess the best outcome and find the path that enables each client to manage their many needs. Read more about Milestone Consulting at http://milestoneseventh.com/.

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