Posts Tagged 'Depuy lawsuit'

DePuy will pay $2.5 B to hip replacement victims

DePuy has waived its “walk-away rights” in a hip replacement settlement and will pay more than $2.5 billion to thousands of patients who were injured by DePuy ASR hip replacements. The decision to waive the rights means the company acknowledged that enough patients have agreed to the settlement.

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Doctors unaware of costs associated with faulty hip devices

A survey published in Health Affairs has found that few surgeons know the costs of the devices they are implanting, including devices like the DePuy ASR hip replacement. Of the 503 physicians who took the survey, only 21% were within 20% of the correct price of devices, despite more than 80% saying it is important for surgeons to know what devices cost.

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Johnson & Johnson to settle 8,000 DePuy hip replacement lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson announced that it would settle roughly 8,000 DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuits filed against the company. Lawyers estimated the settlement could exceed $2.5 billion, or about $250,000 per patient.

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Johnson & Johnson Said to Agree to $4 Billion Settlement Over Hip Implants

Johnson & Johnson has tentatively agreed to a settlement that could reach up to $4 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits filed by patients injured by a flawed all-metal replacement hip, said two lawyers briefed on the plan.

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Metal allergies affect patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements

Patients with metal-on-metal hip implants such as the DePuy ASR hip replacement have been affected by metal allergies related to the device. The negative reaction between the device’s metal and a patient’s tissue is another in a line of severe metal hip replacement side effects.

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Johnson & Johnson could pay more than $3 B for DePuy hip replacements

Johnson & Johnson may pay as much as $3 billion to patients who received a faulty DePuy ASR hip replacement. The money would pay an average of $300,000 to the more than 11,500 patients who suffered severe complications from the metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Judge rules patients can add Pinnacle device to DePuy hip complaints

A judge ruled that patients who filed DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson can also file claims about the company’s Pinnacle acetabular cup device.  Johnson & Johnson is facing more than 10,000 DePuy lawsuits involving its metal-on-metal hip replacement.

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