DePuy ASR XL device had a higher than anticipated early failure rate
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than people who filed a Johnson And Johnson Recall lawsuit. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
As BusinessWeek reported on August 21st, Johnson & Johnson, agreed to pay $600,000 to settle three lawsuits on its DePuy Hip replacement systems (Clark County District Court, case no. A-11-636272). The lawsuits allege that plaintiffs had the hip replacement removed after experiencing severe adverse events. Johnson & Johnson will pay approximately $200,000 per case. BusinessWeek reports that DePuy Orthopeadics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, faces more than 8,000 cases alleging the ASR hip replacement systems were defectively designed.
In 2010 approximately 93,000 DePuy ASR hip replacements were recalled. Several lawsuits have been consolidated in two Multi District Litigations: ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2197) and Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2244).
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of severe adverse events from DePuy Hip Replacement, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat from DePuy Hip Replacement remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
In March 2012, results of a study presented at the British Hip Society Annual Conference, showed that DePuy ASR XL device had a higher than anticipated early failure rate as the rate of second operations, or revisions, ranged from 21% after four years to 49% after six years.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on DePuy Hip Replacement lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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