Deadline for submitting DePuy Hip Implant revision claim has been extended to May 1, 2015.
Online PR News – 13-March-2015 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – 03/07/2015 - Thousands of men and women across the country who suffered damages from their metal-on-metal hip implants have filed suit determined to hold Johnson & Johnson accountable for their injuries. A handful of cases have been tried with juries holding the hip implant manufacturer responsible, finding the implants had a nearly 40 percent failure rate. Although few DePuy cases were tried before Johnson & Johnson entered into the $2.5 billion settlement agreement, at least two juries rendered significant verdicts against J&J:
A jury awarded a retired Montana prison guard $8.3 million
An Oklahoma woman was awarded $2.5 million last month
The US DePuy ASR Hip Implant Settlement recently settled over seven thousand lawsuits for patients who had revision surgeries on their failed ASR hip implants. This $2.5 billion settlement covered those claimants who underwent a hip revision surgery prior to August 31, 2013. The settlement program recently announced it would pay an additional $350 million to include all qualified claimants who underwent revision surgeries from August 31, 2013 through January 31, 2015. The deadline for submitting these claims into the Settlement Program has been extended to MAY 1, 2015.
This “round 2” of the US ASR Hip Settlement Program is still being finalized, but the terms are expected to be very similar to the original ASR Settlement. Claimants in the initial DePuy ASR Settlement Program received a base award of $250,000. This award may be adjusted downward for those who were obese or smokers, among other factors. The award may be increased, however, for those claimants who suffered from severe complications after revision surgery.
You may be entitled to financial compensation if you had a DePuy ASR hip implant device and you underwent replacement surgery between August 31, 2013 and January 31, 2015. Patients who meet these criteria who have not yet filed a claim should do so immediately as the May 1, 2015 deadline for submitting claims is quickly approaching.
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. is offering free nationwide consultations to evaluate your claim. If it is determined you have a valid claim, your case will be handled on a contingency fee. You will not be responsible for fees or costs unless you receive an award. If no recovery, then no attorney’s fee or costs. If you would like a free claim evaluation, fill out the form located to the right or contact Holly Ennis at 1-800-856-6405.