Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Depuy Hip Implant Settlement
Thousands of ASR patients have been through a very difficult and painful experience. Many have had their ASR device removed and replaced. In the process, they have experienced physical pan and the disability attending both the device and the remedial surgery. Thousands of other patients whose doctors chose the ASR still have the device implanted.
This settlement, which was finalized today, attempts to address the claims of those ASR patients who have undergone a revision surgery as of August 31, 2013. ASR patients who have yet to undergo a revision surgery maintain all their legal rights. For patients who have a revision surgery after August 31, 2013, there will be continued work to gather specific medical information following individual recovery. For the many thousands of patients who have not undergone a revision, there will also be continued to work to make sure their rights are protected should a revision become medically necessary.