DePuy ASR settlement program extended

With associate Emily J. Beeson.

Many people have been anxiously awaiting news on if and when DePuy would begin paying out on thousands of claims that arose after August 31, 2013.

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If you had a DePuy ASR hip implant revision surgery after August 31, 2013, you were not eligible for the Settlement Program commenced in November 2013. Individuals who qualified on every factor except for the date of their surgery were excluded from receiving compensation from the company that caused their injuries. Some felt that DePuy might get away with never paying on their claims.

A resolution is now in sight: the Settlement Oversight Committee for the DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit has announced that the Settlement Program will be extended. Those people who underwent a revision surgery to remove the defective DePuy ASR hip implant from August 31, 2013 through January 31, 2015 will soon be eligible to submit their claims for compensation from DePuy.

The Settlement Program as announced provides for a $250,000 base payment for qualifying individuals, with deductions for certain factors, like tobacco use or obesity.

To learn more about complications arising from some implants and other associated medical and legal issues, click here.

If you have had a revision surgery to remove the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant and you have not received compensation, call Egerton Law today at 1-800-800-4LAW to discuss your claim, or fill out our web contact form. Our experienced attorneys can help you determine whether you may qualify under the newly announced Settlement Program.

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