Johnson & Johnson Allegedly Agrees to $4 Billion Settlement over Hip Implants: McSweeney / Langevin Continues to Provide Legal Advice to Metal Hip Implant Patients

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Johnson & Johnson has allegedly agreed to a settlement that could reach up to $4 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits filed by patients injured by a flawed all-metal replacement hip. McSweeney / Langevin continues to provide legal advice to individuals who have received a Johnson & Johnson DePuy ASR or Pinnacle total hip replacement system. McSweeney / Langevin hip replacement attorneys can be reached at 1-800-888-4425.

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According to the November 12, 2013 New York Times article Johnson & Johnson said to Agree to $4 billion Settlement Over Hip Implants.

McSweeney / Langevin continues to provide legal advice to patients who received all metal hip systems manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, Stryker, Smith & Nephew and others. According to David Langevin, "McSweeney / Langevin is dedicated to making sure victims of metal-on-metal hip replacement systems are in position to understand all of their legal rights. Our firm will do this by continually updating our web site so the public is informed concerning all issues related to metal-on-metal hip replacement systems. Unfortunately, the extent of the damage caused by metal-on-metal hip replacements has yet to be fully understood. It seems like every week a new study is unveiled or another recall is issued or expanded." David Langevin went on to say, "McSweeney / Langevin is committed to making sure individuals and families affected by these devices receive maximum compensation for their physical suffering and out of pocket expenses."

According to attorney David Langevin, the timeline of problems related to metal-on-metal hips is depressing to say the least.

In 2008, Zimmer notified surgeons of issues related to its metal-on-metal hip replacement system and also notified the public it was suspending marketing and selling the Durom Acetabular Component, also known as the "Durom Cup."

In 2010, Johnson & Johnson alerted the public to the issue related to its all-metal hip replacement system when it issued a recall of its DePuy Orthopaedic, ASR XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System.

On June 1, 2012, Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics initiated a market withdrawal for metal liners of the R3 Acetabular system due to higher than expected number of revision surgeries.

A fourth manufacturer of metal-on-metal hips, Stryker, issued a recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems in July of 2012.

Individuals who experienced metal-on-metal hip problems may file lawsuits against the devices’ manufacturers to seek compensation for their injuries. The defective hip lawyers of McSweeney / Langevin are handling cases involving the Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer, Wright Medical, Stryker, Smith & Nephew and BioMet.

McSweeney / Langevin is offering free legal consultations to anyone injured as a result of a metal-on-metal hip replacement system. Individuals who have suffered from severe pain, typically radiating into the groin and/or back, difficulty standing or walking, necrosis (death of body tissue), bone and soft tissue damage, metallosis, elevated cobalt or chromium levels in blood, implant loosening, lysis (destruction of dissolution of cells), ostelysis, device failure, fluid collection and/or masses of tissues collecting around the joint or the need for additional revision surgeries (which may or may not be successful in correcting the problem) due to a metal-on-metal hip replacement device may be entitled to compensation for their medical care, pain and suffering, lost wages and/or other damages.

ASR Metal-on-metal cases are currently being consolidated as part of MDL 2197. Pinnacle Metal-on-metal cases are being consolidated as part of MDL 2244. Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker AGB II metal-on-metal hip cases are being consolidated as part of MDL 2441. Biomet M2a Magnum metal-on-metal cases are currently consolidated as part of MDL 2391.

In addition to, individuals may also call a McSweeney / Langevin hip replacement lawyer at 1-800-888-4425.

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