As we have previously reported, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. has recalled its ASR hip replacement device. There are thousands of cases pending across the country related to the ASR device. These cases continue to proceed in state and federal courts.

The New York Times reports that DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has agreed to settle the majority of the pending ASR lawsuits. The agreement, if accepted by the court, would be one of the largest product liability settlements involving a medical device ever entered. The deal would provide compensation to approximately 7,000 to 8,000 patients who had a replacement operation.

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 manufactures.