Johnson & Johnson announced a $2.5 billion dollar settlement agreement for patients who had a DePuy ASR hip implanted and then revised before August 31, 2013. J&J will pay $250,000 to qualified patients who had their ASR metal on metal hip implants removed and replaced with another type of hip device. However, that amount can be reduced based on other factors, such as a patient’s age, if they smoked, if they had a high Body ...Continue Reading → Share
Johnson & Johnson could settle their troubled DePuy ASR hip recall cases at a cost of $4 billion, according to the New York Times. Anonymous sources say the settlement plan has to clear some legal hurdles before becoming reality. A formal announcement from DePuy and J&J is expected in the next few days.
The agreement could award each patient who underwent a revision hip replacement surgery about $350,000. That amount could fluctuate on a case by cases basis depending on a patient’s ...Continue Reading → Share
Another of the Maglio Christopher Toale, P.A. attorneys is featured on the news discussing metal on metal hip recalls and problems. Ilyas Sayeg, a lawyer focused on metal hip litigation with the firm, was interviewed on the radio show, “Health IQ Heidi Godman.”
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If you have a metal on metal hip implant, talk to one of our attorneys about your situation. Contact us by ...Continue Reading → Share
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $22.9 million settlement with investors, according to a Bloomberg Law report on July 17. The settlement will go to investors who filed a lawsuit against the company after the largest recall of over-the-counter children’s medicine in US history. The suit, which was filed in the US District Court of New Jersey (Trenton), claims J&J misled investors about quality-control failures that led to not only to the historic recall, but also a plant closing, ...Continue Reading → Share
New research shows people with metal on metal hip implants may have a higher chance of developing heart problems because of long term metal exposure. The study is titled “Metal-on-Metal Hip Prostheses and Systemic Health: A Cross-Sectional Association Study 8 Years after Implantation,“ and examines how metal on metal hip bearings affect the organs of the body.
Scientists looked at 35 Metal on Metal hip replacement patients who all had good functioning hip implants and compared them to 35 patients ...Continue Reading → Share