Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $120 million to attorneys general in 46 states and Washington, D.C., to resolve marketing claims brought over its hip implants.
The settlement, announced on Tuesday, is the largest agreement that New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson has made with attorneys general over its ASR XL and Pinnacle Ultamet hip implants, made by its Medical Device Business Inc. division, formerly known as DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. In 2014, Johnson & Johnson paid $4 million to settle a case brought by the Oregon Department of Justice over its ASR hip implants.
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