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J&J to pay more to settle suits over hip implants

Its DePuy unit agrees to extend deadline for new settlements over defective devices, pushing total compensation to US$3b

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JOHNSON & Johnson agreed to pay as much as US$420 million more to resolve lawsuits over recalled hip implants that were excluded in 2013 from a US$2.5 billion settlement of claims that the devices were defective and caused metal poisoning in patients.

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JOHNSON & Johnson agreed to pay as much as US$420 million more to resolve lawsuits over recalled hip implants that were excluded in 2013 from a US$2.5 billion settlement of claims that the devices were defective and caused metal poisoning in patients.

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