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DePuy ASR Lawsuit Settlement News: Defendants’ Master Answer Filed

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Hip/Knee Replacement, Uncategorized

The latest news to come out of the DePuy ASR hip multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Ohio is a new case management order filed in early December confirming that the Defendants’ Master Answer has been filed with the court. According to the case management order, now that it has officially been filed, the Defendants’ Master Answer will act as a response to all of the DePuy ASR hip lawsuits currently pending in the MDL.

The DePuy ASR hip MDL is being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The case is In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation MDL no. 2197. U.S. District Judge David Katz is overseeing DePuy ASR MDL proceedings.

National Law Firm Represents Victims

Plaintiffs have filed lawsuits targeting DePuy and Johnson & Johnson after experiencing hip implant failure, inflammation and pain in the implant region, metal poisoning, and undergoing numerous revision surgeries to repair damage from the defective medical device.

The national law firm of Carey Danis & Lowe represents victims of defective hip implants, such as the DePuy ASR that was voluntarily recalled in 2010 due to abnormally high rates of failure. Our defective medical device attorneys are currently investigating DePuy ASR cases.

If you believe that your injuries are the result of the DePuy ASR hip implant, explore your legal options in a gratis initial evaluation with Carey Danis & Lowe. We also have a team of highly experienced on-staff nurses and medical experts available to closely listen to your concerns and answer your questions about how metal-on-metal hip implants impact patient health and safety.

Share your DePuy ASR implant story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Call 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim.

DePuy ASR Settlement News: Central Illinois Patients Expecting Compensation from $2.5 Billion Settlement

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Hip/Knee Replacement, Uncategorized

depuy_asr_hip_replacement_lawsuits_2013_mdl_litigation_lawsuit_settlementsFollowing 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.

Carey Danis & Lowe Can Help You

Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm providing expert legal counsel to individuals and families affected by defective medical devices, including the DePuy ASR hip implant. Discuss your legal options with one of our defective medical device attorneys in a free initial consultation. We can also assist in filing a DePuy ASR hip lawsuit.

Carey Danis & Lowe is dedicated to providing victims of faulty medical devices with helpful legal and medical resources. That is why we have a team of medical experts available to answer any questions and concerns that you may have about the DePuy ASR hip or another metal-on-metal hip implant.

Share your DePuy ASR hip story with Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

Read more on the DePuy ASR hip settlement on the Carey Danis & Lowe personal injury litigation blog.

Johnson & Johnson & DePuy $4 Billion Settlement Plan

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Hip/Knee Replacement, Uncategorized

gavel_multidistrict_litigation_settlements_trial_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitsOf late, it has been widely reported that Johnson & Johnson and DePuy have agreed to a $4 billion settlement of thousands of DePuy ASR hip lawsuits that have been filed across the U.S. The settlement involves anywhere between 7,000 and 8,000 lawsuits targeted at DePuy, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, over their metal-on-metal hip implant, the DePuy Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) device. The reported settlement could be the largest ever in the history of defective medical device litigation.

Though the settlement is speculated to be around $4 billion, this amount could see a significant increase with individuals filing claims against DePuy in the future. According to the New York Times, only plaintiffs who have undergone revision surgery to remove and replace the DePuy ASR hip implant qualify for compensation under the tentative arrangement.

Background on the DePuy ASR Hip Implant

In 2003, DePuy began an international sales campaign for their resurfacing model of the ASR hip implant. This campaign targeted the UK and Australia, but excluded the U.S. Then, in 2005, DePuy introduced the standard model of the DePuy ASR hip implant onto the U.S. medical device market. While DePuy only sold the standard model inside of the U.S., they sold both the resurfacing model and the standard model internationally.

In 2009, following a request from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for safety information on the ASR hip implant, DePuy began an effort to remove the standard model of the ASR hip implant from the U.S. market. Simultaneously, DePuy was also seeking FDA approval for the resurfacing model, still being sold internationally since 2003, but not yet in the U.S.

However, with increasing reports connecting DePuy’s hip implant with the release of metal particles, the FDA declined to approve the device.

According to the New York Times, DePuy did not share the FDA’s rejection with foreign regulatory organizations in countries where they were still selling the resurfacing model.

Carey Danis & Lowe is Here to Help

Based upon the evidence that has been presented thus far in court cases involving individuals who claim injury from DePuy’s ASR hip implant, it appears that DePuy did indeed design a defective medical device. In cases where manufacturers knowingly keep a dangerous product on the market, the defective medical device attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe strongly believe in holding accountable those entities who compromise patient safety and health.

If you received a DePuy ASR hip implant, discuss your legal options with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Our case evaluations are free, and we can assist you with filing a DePuy ASR hip lawsuit. Additionally, we work alongside a team of medical experts, who are available to speak with you about health issues related to the DePuy ASR hip implant.

Share your defective medical device story with Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim.