If you have an all-metal hip replacement, you may be among the lucky ones who can walk. Or you may be worse off than you would have been without the allegedly flawed device. One thing’s for sure: Those flaws are going to cost Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Zimmer Holdings (ZMH) plenty in legal fees and possible settlement costs. How much? Maybe $5 billion.
One thing is for sure: there are people out there suffering tremendously due to the flaws in all-metal hip replacements.