The DePuy ASR litigation hearing involved a proposed settlement presented to the court. This is a global settlement attempting to resolve approximately 8,000 lawsuits pending against DePuy and the DePuy ASR hip recall. People with cases may or may not be happy with the settlement offer. Below is a broad outline detailing the proposed offer. Essentially, the settlement works like this:
· Individuals who had a revised DePuy ASR hip qualify for participation in the settlement program
· The revision must occur more than 180 days after the initial hip was implanted. For most people, that is not an issue. Further, the revision cannot be a result of an infection. For example, say you had your DePuy ASR hip implanted, later contracted an infection in the hip joint, and underwent revision surgery. That case would not qualify. There is very specific criteria concerning the qualifications for an infection.
· If you qualify, participation in the settlement possibly means you are entitled to $250,000 granted you had one DePuy ASR and the hip was revised with no complications as a result of the surgery (no nerve damage, no subsequent surgeries, no infection)
If you meet the criteria during the right time period, your case would likely be worth $250,000.
If you have any questions or concerns, or would like information about the settlement and what it means for you, contact our medical device lawyers today. It is vital to have an attorney to assist with you as your case goes through the claims process. You can reach Product Liability Attorneys Bill Kershaw or Stuart Talley at (888) 635-3970. We will continue posting informative blogs on this site including significant updates in this settlement offer.
DePuy ASR Settlement: Federal Court Hearing, Toledo, OH – November 19, 2013
Author: Stuart Talley