January 23, 2019

CT reaps $1.8M from hip-implant pact

Connecticut will collect a $1.8 million share of a multi-state settlement with the makers-marketers of a defunct brand of metal hip-implant devices, authorities say.

State Attorney General William Tong announced the $120 million multistate settlement with 45 other state attorneys general resolving allegations of unfair and deceptive marketing of metal-on-metal hip implant devices by Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Inc.

The states alleged that Johnson & Johnson and DePuy illegally promoted ts ASR XL and Pinnacle Ultamet metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, making misleading claims as to longevity and survivorship of the implants.

The ASR XL was recalled from the market in 2010. DePuy discontinued its sale of the Pinnacle Ultamet in 2013.

Connecticut's share will be deposited into the state's general fund.

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