Friday, December 13, 2013

DePuy ASR Lawsuit Settlement Update: Rottenstein Law Group LLP Comments on Report of Proposed Additional Compensation


Digital Journal

On top of a multibillion dollar DePuy ASR settlement, Johnson & Johnson could pay an additional $1 billion in patients’ medical expenses related to the company’s recalled DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, which represents clients in ASR lawsuits and maintains the website ASR informational website http://www.hiprecallnewscenter.com, explains what it means for those considering an agreement to settle.

The additional funds set aside would cover insurers’ medical costs associated with revision surgery (i.e., surgeries required to replace an ASR hip implant), according to a Nov. 27 Bloomberg report.* The exact amount is unknown, the article said, but would likely be somewhere between $500 million and $1 billion

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Looks like the payment to the insurance companies will occur outside of the $250K settlement

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