Following the announcement of the $2.5 billion settlement presented by Johnson & Johnson and DePuy to settle lawsuits targeting the DePuy ASR hip implant, a local central Illinois newspaper, the News-Gazette, recently published a report on how some local residents will be impacted by the settlement. As detailed in the article, over 200 residents in Champaign and Urbana, Illinois received an implant of the DePuy ASR hip implant.
The local hospital in Champaign-Urbana, the Carle Foundation, used the DePuy ASR hip in total hip replacement surgeries. However, the article did not provide information on whether any patients returned to Carle to undergo revision surgeries following the failure of their DePuy ASR hip.
According to Bloomberg, DePuy’s deal will apply to 8,000 of 12,000 DePuy ASR hip lawsuits, providing plaintiffs with a compensatory package of around $250,000 each. The settlement applies to only those cases where the plaintiff underwent revision surgery to replace the defective hip implant.
If any of these central Illinois patients qualify for the settlement, they can expect to receive compensatory packages sometime in 2014.
DePuy ASR hip lawsuits have been consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The multidistrict litigation (MDL) is In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL no. 2197.
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