Sunday, December 1, 2013

Important Date for Claim filing in the Depuy Law Suit

Important Information for filing and participating in the settlement for the Depuy recall.

All potential claimants must register for the DePuy ASR settlement no later than January 6, 2014. Registration in no way signifies a claimant’s commitment or intent to enroll in the settlement program

Fortunately, the accord will not bar individuals who have the ASR implant from requesting future compensation should the device fail down the road. This caveat will ultimately tack millions if not billions of dollars to the final amount of the settlement, which was outlined to Judge Katz less than two weeks ago. Judge Katz is overseeing the DePuy Orthopedics Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, 10-MD-2197, in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.

ASR hip plaintiffs may demand more compensation

Some attorneys representing plaintiffs in the ASR hip litigation have said they will advise their clients to hold out for more compensation and reject the terms outlined in J&J’s proposed settlement. A base award of $250,000 may seem like a lot, but in the scope of products liability claims and a recalled medical device, this sum may prove to be insufficient for many.  While Johnson and Johnson’s $2.47 billion payout may settle 8,000 cases, an additional 4,000 DePuy hip lawsuits are still pending – filed by individuals who have not had their implants removed.

2 comments:

  1. does this apply only to America or is it worldwide

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  2. Us only. This covers only the MDL cases (multidistrict litigation.) it does not cover the state filed cases either. Only the mass tort case that was filed through the federal case.

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