(PRWEB) November 13, 2013
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics will reportedly offer $4 billion in DePuy settlements to resolve thousands of DePuy ASR hip lawsuits in state and federal courts, according to a Nov. 12 Bloomberg Businessweek article.* The Rottenstein Law Group LLP notes that part of the agreement says that future patients who find their hip implants are allegedly defective will still be able to sue, meaning that the value of the settlement could increase.
Each claimant will receive about $350,000 on average, according to a Nov. 13 New York Times article.** Between 7,500 and 8,000 DePuy lawsuits will be settled, the Times said.
"Those who allege that they suffered as a result of the faulty metal-on-metal-hip implant will have the opportunity to receive compensation for their injuries,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group LLP. “Future claimants will also have the opportunity to be made whole. In addition, Johnson & Johnson will have been held financially accountable for its actions.”
In 2010 DePuy recalled 93,000 hip implants, including 37,000 in the U.S., after more than 12 percent failed within five years, according to the Businessweek article.
The Rottenstein Law Group LLP encourages those who believe they have suffered from the ASR’s alleged side effects to visit its FAQ page to learn more about DePuy hip lawsuits, settlements and side effects, and how to contact an attorney for a free consultation.
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