DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson have agreed to pay $120 million to settle claims of deceptive marketing for the defective metal-on-metal hip implants. Forty-six attorneys general announced the settlement.

It was alleged that DePuy engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in the marketing of the ASR XL and Pinnacle Ultamet hip implants.

J&J, U.S. states settle hip implant claims for $120 million

The states maintained that J&J made false assertions about how long the implants would last and patients had to have the metal-on-metal hip implants replaced well before the five years originally claimed by the company.

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