What Are Some Settlements for DePuy Hip Replacements?

What Are Some Settlements for DePuy Hip Replacements?

Three women from Nevada who experienced complications related to DePuy ASR hip replacements received settlements of $200,000 each in August 2013, according to DrugWatch. A California jury awarded a plaintiff $8.3 million the same year, the majority of which was for pain and suffering.

Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of DePuy, agreed in November 2013 to settle an additional 7,000 cases for $250,000 each, states DrugWatch. Johnson & Johnson allocated more than $4 billion to settle DePuy ASR or Pinnacle hip replacement claims. More than 12,000 individuals filed claims, as of 2015. DePuy publicly claimed that the metal-on-metal hip replacement systems were safe and effective, while internal projections estimated a 40 percent failure rate within five years.