Houston, Texas (PRWEB) November 21, 2013
According to attorneys on the case, Johnson & Johnson has agreed to offer a settlement of nearly $2.5 billion to resolve pending lawsuits about its faulty metal-on-metal hip implants.* The settlement will require approval by the court, but it is expected to be announced in a the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Ohio, the site of the multidistrict litigation, today according to court documents.**
The specifics of the plan are to vary on the amount of time the patient had the implant, with some patients receiving more and others receiving smaller amounts.* The typical patient will receive around $250,000 under the plan, according to sources.* The plan should cover approximately 8,000 patients who were forced to have the hip implant removed and replaced with another product.
The DePuy ASR implant is one of the faultiest medical devices sold in recent years, with about 40 percent of implants failing within 5 years, nearly a third of the time they should last a patient.*
The ASR implant is not the only hip implant currently involved in litigation. Other hip implants manufactured by Stryker, Inc. and Zimmer Holdings, Inc. are also currently involved in litigation for similar failure problems.***
“This settlement offer is great news for our clients and others who have been injured by the ASR hip implant. These monies will go a long way in helping patients get back to a normal life,” says Darren Miller, founding attorney of D. Miller & Associates, PLLC.
*The New York Times article published November 19,2013:
**IN RE: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation MDL No: 2197
***IN RE: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation MDL No: 2441
IN RE: Zimmer Durom Hip Cup Products Liability Litigation MDL No: 2158
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