DEPUY HIP LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT: MORE DETAILS EMERGE
DePuy Hip Recall Attorneys note that additional details have emerged for the recently reported $4 billion settlement agreed to by Johnson & Johnson to settle outstanding DePuy ASR metal on metal hip lawsuits. According to Bloomberg:
“The accord will resolve more than 7,500 lawsuits in federal and state courts against J&J’s DePuy unit, said the people, who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly about the settlement. Patients who have had hips replaced claimed in the cases that the implants were defective.
The company will pay an average of $300,000 or more for each of those surgeries, the people said. The agreement doesn’t bar patients whose artificial hips fail in the future from seeking compensation from J&J, they said. That means the settlement is uncapped in terms of its total value, according to the people. The settlement is expected to be announced next week in federal court in Toledo, Ohio.”
Additionally, “Under the accord, 94 percent of eligible claimants must sign up for the settlement or the company can withdraw from the deal, according to the people.”
While the reported terms of the settlement do not bar future DePuy ASR hip recall claims, applicable statutes of limitations may limit a patient’s ability to pursue a claim. Accordingly, any affected patients are advised to act quickly in consulting with a DePuy hip recall settlement attorney to explore their legal options.
Symptoms associated with DePuy metal on metal hips subject to the settlement include pain, difficulty walking, device failure, or metallosis (specifically, elevated chromium and cobalt levels in the blood).
If you or a loved one received a DePuy ASR hip replacement, contact the American Injury Attorney Group today. We will review your case, and if you have a claim we will connect you with an experienced DePuy Hip Replacement attorney you will assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries. Don’t hesitate. Contact the American Injury Attorney Group today.