Court upholds dismissal of whistleblower lawsuit against DePuy Synthes


Johnson & Johnson won dismissal of a whistleblower lawsuit, Seeking Alpha reported June 2.

A panel of judges with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 2021 dismissal against DePuy Synthes, Johnson & Johnson's orthopedic company, the report said. Two surgeons from the U.K. previously accused the company of marketing faulty hip implants.

Drs. Antoni Nargol and David Langton — who were expert witnesses in multidistrict litigation over the hip implants — violated court orders by using information from confidential records in their whistleblower suit, according to U.S. Magistrate Judge Page Kelley, who presided over the case in 2021. 

Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Synthes tried to make the surgeons pay $2.4 million after their whistleblower case was tossed. However, a federal judge denied the motion in January 2022. 


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