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Great news for those folks injured by a Stryker Rejuvenate metal hip implant. In a New Jersey state court Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit case, an agreement has been reached to settle at least one more recalled Stryker Rejuvenate hip lawsuit. Recently five out of the eight cases scheduled for court-ordered mediation process have settled.

1,200 Stryker Hip Lawsuits

On November 19,  in open federal court in Toledo, Ohio, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay at least $2.475 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits over its recalled hip implants.

Johnson & Johnson Settlement Details

Today in open federal court in Toledo, Ohio, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay at least $2.47 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits over its recalled hip implants. The agreement would settle about 8,000 U.S. suits against J&J’s DePuy unit brought by patients who have already had artificial hips removed. The company will pay an average of about $250,000 for each surgery and cover related medical costs.

DePuy ASR Metallosis Injury AttorneyJohnson & Johnson Under Fire from Lawsuits

The settlement is the second multibillion-dollar settlement this month for J&J. The company, agreed November 4 to pay $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil probes into the marketing of Risperdal and other medicines.

For the folks who have been injured or severely maimed by the defective Depuy ASR metal on metal hip implant, relief is around the corner. According to unnamed sources, Bloomberg News and the New York Times, a mammoth settlement is pending release in open federal court on Tuesday November 19th.

The proposed settlement is going to be presented in federal court and will need the blessing of the federal judge overseeing the DePuy ASR litigation, which at last count has passed the 12,000 mark for folks afflicted by the allegedly faulty hip implant.

According to Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) will pay more than $4 billion to resolve the product liability lawsuits over its recalled hip implants. This massive settlement is the largest of U.S. lawsuit claims over an allegedly defective medical device, and affects thousands of patients who have been injured by the metal on metal hip implant.

Settlement Impacts Thousands of Patients

Stryker Rejuvenate hip lawsuits are on a fast track in New Jersey state court, with a court mandated mediation program in place to try and reach a settlement.

More than 430 defective hip product liability Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems lawsuits are centralized in the Superior Court for Bergen County, New Jersey before Judge Brian R. Martinotti.

According to court documents, Johnson & Johnson has agreed to settle a DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuit, on the eve of trial. The settlement agreement remains confidential.

DePuy ASR Metallosis Injury AttorneyJohnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics has agreed to settle a DePuy ASR hip lawsuit, the first bellwether trial in a California state court consolidation of ASR cases.

This DePuy ASR case that was set to begin later in October in California state court. See my earlier reporting on secret settlement negotiations regarding the DePuy ASR implants. This is overall good news for plaintiffs that the company is beginning to take the failure allegations seriously.

As a Texas Metal on Metal hip attorney and medical doctor I am providing this important update to the folks injured by a defective metal hip implant. According to Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), it will stop selling metal-on-metal and ceramic-on-metal hip replacements because of a lower demand for the devices.This decision announcement was made in May 2013.

DePuy ASR Metallosis Injury AttorneyMetal liners in the Ultamet Metal-on-Metal Articulation and the Complete Ceramic-on-Metal Acetabular Hip System will no longer be available worldwide after August 31. J&J’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit will stop selling related products through 2014 to simplify and streamline its offerings.

Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Sales

According to sources, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiary DePuy, are in active discussions to attempt a global settlement of their defective ASR metal on metal artificial hips.

DePuy ASR Metallosis Injury AttorneyJ&J Potential Settlement North of $3 Billion

Apparently J&J has discussed paying more than $3 billion to settle lawsuits over its recalled hip implants. J&J is exposed to over 11,500 product liability lawsuits in the U.S. and is considering paying more than $300,000 per case. According to experts, such a global settlement would surpass $3 billion if most plaintiffs accept the proposed terms, this valuation is 50% larger than previously proposed.

Stryker, a well known artificial hip and medical device manufacturer, is recalling devices used in spinal surgeries. The FDA has assigned its most serious warning label to the problem, indicating that using the device could result in serious injury or death. Stryker is already under fire over lawsuits involving its Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II artificial hips, amid allegations of early failure of the devices and the risk of metallosis. Metallosis occurs when the component parts grind against each other releasing metal ions into the bloodstream and hip joint, leading to loosening of the hip device, bone destruction, pain and swelling.

Dallas Defective Medical Device attorneyThe device is the Oasys Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic System, which is designed to stabilize the junction between the occipital bone and vertebrae in the cervical spine.

Stryker has received reports that a pin that connects the tulip head to the plate body can fracture, possibly causing blood loss, nerve injury and the need for revision surgery. The FDA put its Class I designation on the recall, a notification for potentially deadly malfunctions.

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