(PRWEB) November 14, 2013
The US Drug Watchdog has been urging recipients of the recalled Depuy ASR all metal hip implant to call them about suggested law firms so they could be included in a possible settlement for three years. A settlement has just been announced, and it is absolutely vital all recipients of the DePuy ASR all metal hip implant call them at 866-714-6466, if they have not already been identified by the federal court handling this litigation.
The US Drug Watchdog says, "According to court records 30,000 US citizens are recipients of the DePuy ASR all metal hip implant. The glaring problem we see with the news story is only 7500 individuals have been identified by the court. That means there are 22,500 people who have not been identified, and will not be participating in the settlement. The Bloomberg news article about this settlement dated November 12th 2013 indicated settlement amounts would be in the range of $300,000 per recipient. If you are a recipient of a DePuy ASR metal on metal hip implant, and you are not yet represented by an attorney, and or you have not yet been identified by the federal court in Ohio handling this litigation please call us immediately. Our hope is to get all recipients of the recalled DePuy ASR all metal hip implant identified, and compensated. For more information please contact the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.Com
According to Bloomberg Business week on November 12th 2013, "Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) will pay more than $4 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits over its recalled hip implants in the largest settlement of U.S. legal claims for a medical device.The accord will resolve more than 7,500 lawsuits in federal and state courts against J&J’s DePuy unit. The company recalled 93,000 ASR hip implants worldwide in August 2010, saying 12 percent failed within five years. Internal J&J documents show 37 percent of ASR hips failed after 4.6 years. Last year, the failure rate in Australia climbed to 44 percent within seven years."
For attribution purposes please review the November 12th 2013 news article from business week: http://mobile.businessweek.com/news/2013-11-12/j-and-j-said-to-reach-4-billion-settlement-of-hip-implant-suits-1
Federal case number: DePuy ASR Case Number Ohio Southern Federal District Court Case Number MDL # 2197