May 7, 2019 - Health

J&J settles hip implant suits for $1 billion

A CT image of hip implants.

A CT scan of hip implants. Photo: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images

Johnson & Johnson plans on paying out $1 billion to settle almost all patient lawsuits involving its all-metal hip implants, although the health care giant still faces other lawsuits related to its other hip implants, Bloomberg reports.

The big picture: The hip settlements are just the tip of the legal iceberg for J&J, which also is facing high-profile litigation over its baby powder, pelvic mesh implants and opioids.

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