The settlement, should the court approve it, will be one of the largest product liability payouts in history, and possibly the single largest.
(PRWEB) November 15, 2013
Hip implant patients who have filed or are looking to file DePuy ASR hip lawsuits might have read reports about a $4 billion DePuy settlement currently awaiting court approval. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, a metal-on-metal hip law firm, explains what the settlement means for those patients.
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics will reportedly pay $4 billion to resolve as many as 8,000, and possibly more, DePuy ASR hip lawsuits in state and federal courts in the United States, according to a Nov. 13 New York Times article.* Each claimant would receive about $350,000 on average, according to the Times, which also said that, although there are more than 12,000 lawsuits filed to date, the settlement would involve only those people who had undergone revision surgery to replace defective ASR implants.
“The settlement, should the court approve it, will be one of the largest product liability payouts in history, and possibly the single largest,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group LLP. “The nice thing about a settlement is that a victim won’t have to worry about collecting the money, as he or she might after winning an award at trial.”
The DePuy settlement could ultimately cost J&J more than $4 billion if further implantees undergo revision surgery in the future, which would bring them under the settlement eligibility umbrella, according to the Times.
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 Times.
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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