DePuy Orthopaedics has recently announced it will begin accepting claims from ASR hip implant recipients who underwent revision surgery between August 31, 2013 and January 30, 2015. Even if you do not have a lawyer representing you at this time, you can file a claim for compensation if you qualify.
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The “Round 2” Settlement Program is very similar to the first program. Each individual claimant begins with an amount of $250,000, which is then reduced for certain factors, such as obesity or tobacco use. For married claimants, a $1,500 payment for spouses is also included.
Claimants who experienced “extraordinary injuries”, such as multiple revisions, dislocations, infections, and heart attacks, may be eligible for additional compensation that will be paid separately from the base award. Our lawyers have experience with the previous DePuy ASR hip settlements, and can ensure that you provide sufficient evidence to maximize your recovery.
The deadline for submission of these claims is May 1, 2015. Claimants will be required to complete and submit a number of legal forms, and produce dozens of pages of medical records.
Payment dates have not been announced, but may be several months after the claims are submitted.
The DePuy ASR hip implant devices were first recalled in 2010, but many recipients of the defective device have yet to be compensated. The initial settlement agreement, signed in November 2013, addressed only those claimants who had undergone revision surgery prior to August 31, 2013, leaving unanswered questions for thousands of other recipients of the device.
The latest agreement for Round 2 DePuy ASR claimants will bring closure to thousands more people who have been injured by the device and underwent revision surgery between August 31, 2013 and January 30, 2015.
But what if your revision surgery is scheduled for a date after January 31, 2015? What if your doctor says you need a revision surgery, but other medical conditions make it too dangerous for you to have the DePuy ASR surgically removed? These questions have yet to be answered by DePuy – a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. To learn more about complications arising from some implants and other associated medical and legal issues, click here.
Based on the course of events so far, we can expect that revisions occurring after January 31, 2015 will be brought under some future settlement program. Be prepared for an upcoming settlement program by consulting an attorney today.
Pressure is mounting on DePuy to also come up with a plan for compensation of ASR hip implant recipients who are medically unable to undergo a revision surgery, but no such plan has yet been announced. Our firm is gathering supporting documents for clients in this category in anticipation of a DePuy ASR Settlement Program for these individuals as well.
At Egerton Law, our experienced hip implant attorneys can answer your questions about your DePuy ASR hip implant claim. Whether you have already had a revision surgery or not, and whether you plan to file your claim with the help of an attorney or not, call us today at 336-814-2126, or complete our web contact form. We can help you prepare to file a claim for compensation for injuries caused by the DePuy ASR hip implant.