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DePuy Pinnacle and ASR Hip Replacement Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Depuy Hip Replacement Blog

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DePuy Announces U.S. Settlement Agreement to Compensate ASR™ Hip System Patients Who Had Surgery to Replace Their ASR Hip\

According to WEB MD

Nov. 20, 2013 — Johnson & Johnson says it will pay $2.5 billion to settle lawsuits over faulty hip replacements, making it one of the largest settlements paid out in the medical device industry.

The agreement presented in U.S. District Court in Toledo, Ohio, resolves about 8,000 cases involving patients who had to have the metal ball-and-socket hip implant — called the ASR Hip System — removed or replaced, the Associated Press reported.

The metal implant was pulled from the market in 2010 after data showed that it failed sooner than older types of plastic or ceramic hip implants.

The settlement announced late Tuesday provides about $250,000 per patient and covers those whose implants were removed or replaced before Aug. 31, 2013. Most of the patients are expected to receive their payments in 2014, the AP reported.

J&J’s lawyers have denied that the company acted improperly.

The deal does not cover all lawsuits related to the hip implant, J&J’s DePuy unit said in a statement. “DePuy will continue to defend against remaining claims and believes its actions related to the ASR Hip System have been appropriate and responsible,” the company said.

The ASR Hip System was sold for eight years and used in about 35,000 patients in the United States and more than 90,000 worldwide. Production of the hip implant was halted in 2009 and it was recalled in 2010, the AP reported.

Internal J&J documents suggest that company officials knew about problems with the device at last as far back as 2008. And a 2011 company review of a patient registry said that more than one-third of the hip implants were expected to fail within five years of implantation, the AP reported.

Replacement hips are generally supposed to last at least 10 to 20 years, according to the news service.

Speak to one of our metal on metal hip replacement attorneys.

Hip Replacement Helpline Gets You A Recalled DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyer

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Depuy Hip Replacement Blog

Do You Have a Failed DePuy ASR or DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement?

Do You Have A Failed Stryker ABG II Modular Stems or Rejuvinate?

DePuy has settlement offers for the ASR hip implant  and a DePuy Hip Replacement lawyer is here to help you.

A Stryker rejuvinate and ABG II Modular Stems lawyer is here to help you

Johnson and Johnson have announced a DePuy hip settlement that may surpass $4 billion, according to the New York Times and Bloomberg. The proposed offer was recently submitted to an Ohio district court judge, and in order to move forward, must receive the support of 94 percent of eligible ASR hip plaintiffs. The settlement would resolve an estimated 8,000 personal injury/product liability claims involving the ASR hip replacement. This hip implant was recalled in mid 2010.

The DePuy Orthopaedics unit of Johnson & Johnson recalled the ASR™ Hip System and the DePuy Pinnacle months ago. Lawyers have been waiting for a settlement offer.

Our hip replacement recall lawyers are  filing lawsuits on behalf of victims of the recalled dePuy Hip Replacement as well as the  the Stryker Rejuvinate and ABG II Modualr Stems.