Hip Implant Recall Help To Thousands Since 2001

$4 Billion DePuy ASR Settlement Reported By the New York Times

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$4 Billion DePuy ASR Settlement  

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On November 12, 2013, the New York Times reported that tentatively agreed to a settlement that could reach up to $4 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits filed by patients injured by the recalled DePuy ASR XL all-metal hip replacement. The plan, if approved by the Court, represents one of the largest settlement payouts for product liability claims involving a medical device. Under the proposed deal each patient would receive about $350,000 on average in compensation, though that figure will vary depending on factors like a patient’s age and medical condition. The exact amount of the settlement is still uncertain as lawyers are still trying to determine how many of patients who received a DePuy ASR required revision surgery to replace their hip implant.

The ASR hip was sold by DePuy until August 2010, when the company recalled it after growing reports of early failure. The "metal-on-metal" hip device, which consists of a cobalt-chromium alloy ball and cup, sheds metallic debris as it wears, generating potentially toxic particles that have damaged tissue in some patients and caused crippling injuries. Some estimates indicate that the ASR may fail in as many as 40 percent of patients within five years, a rate eight times higher than for many other hip devices.

It had been long expected that DePuy would eventually settle the case. Of the two lawsuits that have gone to trial, the company lost one lawsuit and won the other one.

Reports by the New York Times and Bloomberg indicate that Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of the maker of the recalled Depuy ASR hip device, may soon announce a proposed multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve nearly 10,000 legal claims filed after the recall of the Depuy ASR hip device. Some estimates place the total value of the proposed DEPUY ASR SETTLEMENT at over $4 Billion, making the proposed Depuy ASR settlement one of the largest medical device settlements in history.

The proposed DEPUY ASR SETTLEMENT follows over two years of litigation filed by people claiming injury and revision surgery following their implantation with a DEPUY ASR HIP DEVICE. Their were two DePuy ASR jury trials. One Depuy ASR trial was concluded in Los Angeles and one in Chicago. In the Los Angeles trial, the plaintiff was awarded over $8 million dollars by the Los Angeles jury. In Chicago, the jury found in favor of the manufacturer. The proposed DEPUY ASR SETTLEMENT was announced following the postponement of the first scheduled federal trial which was originally scheduled to proceed in September. Depuy ASR trial will cover most Depuy ASR cases in the United States. Over 10,000 lawsuits have been filed in the United States regarding the Depuy ASR device.

 

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