Has Johnson & Johnson Settled its DePuy Hip Implant Claims?

If you received a defective DePuy ASR hip implant, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) may be on the verge of settling injury lawsuits for a reported $250 million.

Last month, Bloomberg reported that J&J was weighing whether or not to settle lawsuits over removals of the recalled hip implants. The settlement would be separate from a $2.5 billion settlement last year, and aims to compensate more than 1,500 lawsuits filed by recipients who had the devices removed over the last 14 months.

It should be noted that J&J and DePuy recalled more than 93,000 ASR hip implants worldwide in August 2010. It was reported at the time that 12 percent of the implants failed within five years.

People who received defective implants complained about dislocations and pain, and many were forced into having removal surgeries. There were also reports of metal ions entering recipient bloodstreams.

A representative for DePuy declined to comment on the settlement, saying that it was “speculation”.

J&J has reportedly faced than 12,700 hip lawsuits filed or consolidated in federal and state courts in Ohio, California, Illinois and New Jersey, according to Bloomberg.

Should I Speak to an Attorney About My Defective Hip Implant?

If you have suffered complications because of a defective hip implant, you can speak to our attorneys.

Zoll & Kranz, LLC has been very active in the recent metal-on-metal lawsuits involving ASR. If you have received one of the devices included in the recall, talk to our DePuy hip implant attorneys. You could be entitled to compensation.

Zoll & Kranz, LLC – Defective Medical Drug and Device Lawyers

ZK’s Tidbit: Last year, a California jury awarded a man $8.3 million for ASR hip implant injuries.