Johnson Johnson to Pay $200,000 per Case to Settle Initial DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits, Sources Say
Currently facing thousands of lawsuits stemming from faulty hip implants that were recalled in 2010, Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay about $600,000 to settle three cases over the company’s DePuy ASR hip implants, according to an Aug. 21 article on Bloomberg.
Quoting a pharmaceutical industry expert, the article indicated that the reported settlements of approximately $200,000 per case were “at the low end” of what many expected the company to pay. DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, recalled more than 90,000 ASR hip implant devices worldwide in 2010 after the implants demonstrated a 12 percent failure rate within five years.
These defective medical devices have been linked to joint dislocations, bone fractures and infections. There is also concern that metal debris from the metal-on-metal hip implants can increase cobalt and chromium levels in the bloodstream to dangerous levels.
If you suffered complications after receiving a DePuy ASR hip implant or other all-metal hip implant, it’s important to contact an experienced product liability attorney as soon as possible. An attorney may be able to help you recover financial compensation for related medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Johnson & Johnson currently faces more than 8,000 lawsuits alleging the ASR hip implants are defective, about 6,000 of which have been consolidated in an Ohio federal court.
If you were harmed as a result of a faulty metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact PersonalInjury.com for your free case evaluation and to locate a qualified product liability attorney near you.