Johnson and Johnson is facing more legal trouble related to their hip products.
There are currently more than 8,000 suits for the DePuy Orthopaedics products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.
In the past, the company has lost one trial involving the device and won another where the courts ruled in the manufacturer’s favor.
In the new case, the victim claims to have “suffered substantial injuries and damages” from the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary manufactured hip implant.
This comes less than a month after a federal jury in Dallas ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay more than $1 billion to plaintiffs who claimed they were injured by Pinnacle hip implants.
The Indiana man filed the lawsuit in Middlesex County Superior Court on Dec. 9, the new suit alleges that the metal-on-metal version of the product is defective. As a result of defects, metal particles move into a recipient’s bloodstream and tissue after wear and tear.