The new enrollment period will be open until September 30, 2014. This means you must contact a lawyer and have your paperwork submitted by September 30, 2014.
Virginia Beach, Virginia (PRWEB) September 07, 2014
Virginia Beach & Norfolk personal injury law firm Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Duffan wants everyone to know that the Court handling the DePuy hip implant recall multi-district litigation is re-opening enrollment in the U.S. Settlement program. Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of DePuy, agreed to a $2.475 billion settlement, according to a LexisNexis.com article that was published on November 20, 2013.
The U.S. Settlement Program is being administered by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division. The case number is 1:10-md-2191. The MDL number is 2197. The Honorable Judge David A. Katz issued the order regarding the new enrollment deadline. Review the official order here.
The new enrollment period will be open until September 30, 2014. This means eligible individuals must contact a lawyer and have paperwork submitted by September 30, 2014.
Questions about this process can be answered by an attorney or personal injury law firm. The DePuy hip implant injury attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Duffan have experience navigating the DePuy U.S. Settlement program and are available to provide confidential, no-cost consultations.
Some people may be asking, "what is multi-district litigation, or MDL?" It is akin to a class action lawsuit where a large number of cases involving similar claims are handled together to improve judicial efficiency. As mentioned above, the total amount of the DePuy settlement is $2.475 billion.
The eligibility requirements to join the DePuy hip implant MDL are as follows:
1. U.S. Citizen or legal resident.
2. Received a DePuy ASR implant within the U.S., or at a U.S. military hospital.
3. Had a complete revision surgery on, or before, August 31, 2013 within the U.S. or at a U.S. military hospital (including removal of the acetabular cup).
Eligible individuals who did not originally enroll in the DePuy hip implant MDL now have an opportunity to re-visit that decision.
The Virginia Beach & Norfolk personal injury attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Duffan understand that this can be a difficult decision. Contact an attorney to discuss the available options.
For additional information about the DePuy hip implant recall, take a moment to download a PDF report authored by Virginia Beach & Norfolk DePuy hip implant injury attorneys.