Stryker Agrees to $1.4 Billion Hip Implant Settlement
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on November 12, 2014
Stryker has agreed to compensate thousands of individuals affected by recalled hip implants—setting aside $1.4 billion to cover costs of the settlement. The affected implants are the ABG II Modular Hip System and the Rejuvenate Modular Hip System. Bloomberg news reports the medical device manufacturer “will pay a base amount of $300,000 per case...
Doctor Error in Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice on June 17, 2014
All artificial hip replacements carry some risks, including wear of the component parts, breakage of the device itself, and risk of adverse side effects such as nerve damage or joint pain. These risks can increase if the hip replacement procedure is not performed properly. For this reason, if you feel pain or other side...
Johnson & Johnson Considers $3 Billion Settlement
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on August 21, 2013
Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson is reportedly contemplating a massive settlement agreement with patients injured by their DuPuy unit’s ASR Hip Implant. Bloomberg News reports that “five people familiar with the matter” revealed that J&J may be willing to pay more than $300,000 per case, pushing the total settlement amount over $3 billion if...