Multiple news agencies have reported that Johnson & Johnson is facing a class action lawsuit filed against the company over the defective hip implants in Australia.
According to the reports, 4,500 Australians with the implants suffered with health issues linked to the potentially defective device that was recalled back in 2010. They are now fighting back by filing a lawsuit against J&J, the company responsible for the devices.
Attorneys say that although the device was designed defectively, the company failed to act, allowing the product to be marketed and sold to thousands of patients worldwide. According to the Australian national registry data, about 44 percent of all hip implants made exclusively with metal and designed by J&J failed within seven years. According to the media outlets covering this class action lawsuit, over 90,000 people in the world have been fitted with the hip implants.
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