J&J questions fairness of hip implant trial, $1-billion verdict

Andrew Bradt quoted by The Globe and Mail, Dec. 7, 2016

Andrew Bradt … noted the U.S. Supreme Court has held punitive damages should be no more than 10 times compensatory damages. The $1.041-billion award was mainly punitive, with just $32-million in compensatory damages. Bradt said the final award could be even lower than $320-million, since the high court has also said punitive damages awards should be closely tied to plaintiffs’ injuries rather than as a broader deterrent.