Kaiser Gornick LLP Announces ASR Settlement & Appointment of Lawrence Gornick to Oversight Committee
11/22/2013

Kaiser Gornick LLP Announces Settlement of DePuy ASR Cases and Appointment of Lawrence J. Gornick to the Settlement Oversight Committee

Online PR News – 22-November-2013 – San Francisco, CA – DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has agreed to settle approximately 8,000 ASR hip replacement claims for $2.475 billion. According to Lawrence J. Gornick, the settlement was announced during a Status Conference in the federal multidistrict litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Judge David A. Katz presiding. Mr. Gornick was in attendance at this Conference as a member of the Settlement Oversight Committee, recently appointed by Judge Katz. Kaiser Gornick LLP notes that this settlement is designed to resolve federal and state cases pending throughout the country.

The settlement is limited to claims involving revisions of ASR implants occurring on or before August 31, 2013. It is only for U.S. citizens and residents who received an ASR in the U.S. or at a U.S. military hospital abroad. The base monetary award for those who qualify is $250,000. However, this amount can be lower based on various factors. The settlement also provides additional compensation for claimants who demonstrate that they have extraordinary injuries. Specially selected Claims Processors and Special Masters will determine the exact amount of settlement for each claimant, and will resolve any disputes.

Notably, the settlement requires DePuy to pay claimants’ medical bills that are related to ASR revision surgeries. Typically, funds recovered by plaintiffs in lawsuits are subject to liens by healthcare providers, insurance companies, Medicare and/or Medicaid, to recover the cost of related medical care. Given the high cost of revision surgeries and related care, this aspect of the settlement provides substantial added value to claimants.

For more information regarding this settlement, please visit www.kaisergornick.com or contact Lawrence J. Gornick toll-free at (800) 824-8234, or by email at lgornick@kaisergornick.com.

Kaiser Gornick LLP is a national product liability law firm committed to representing plaintiff’s interests and leveling the playing field for individuals harmed by defective products. To learn more about Kaiser Gornick LLP visit our website at www.kaisergornick.com.

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