As we have previously reported, in August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics recalled all of its ASR products after reports surfaced alleging a higher than normal failure rate for their metal-on-metal hip implant devices. The recall encompassed about 37,000 devices in the United States, resulting in approximately 8,000 lawsuits being filed since 2010.

A recent Bloomberg article has reported that Johnson & Johnson has agreed to settle three (3) DePuy ASR cases for an estimated $600,000. According to Eric Gordon, a business professor at the University of Michigan, “J&J (Johnson & Johnson) should have expected to pay in the $200,000-to- $500,000 range per case.”

If you have had a hip replacement, which used the DePuy ASR or DePuy Pinnacle devices, you can contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against the DePuy manufacturers.