Thursday, March 28, 2013

Law suits outside the US

Excerpts from Rottenstein's Law firm Blog


DePuy Lawsuits Outside the United States

The ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System were both sold outside the United States, and it was thanks in part to artificial joint registries in Great Britain and Australia that evidence of the devices’ high failure rates came to light. Accurate information on the number of lawsuits pending is not easy to come by; however, estimates of the number of ASR recipients by country can be broken down as follows.
  • 10,000 in the United Kingdom
  • 4,000 in Australia and New Zealand
  • 3,300 in Ireland
  • 900 in Finland
  • 300 in Czech Republic

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