Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) knew that a metal hip-replacement implant was problematic in 2008, a...

|About: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)|By:, SA News Editor

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) knew that a metal hip-replacement implant was problematic in 2008, a year before the company halted production of the product and two years before recalling it, court documents show. The documents are part of a lawsuit whose opening arguments are due to start on Friday. Overall, J&J faces 10,000 suits over the implant, for which its estimated liability is over $1B.