DePuy’s president resigned yesterday. What does this mean for settlement of the DePuy hip replacement lawsuits?
My question is: who replaces him? If it is someone outside of DePuy, it increases the likelihood the DePuy hip lawsuits settle faster. Why? It is always easier to accept the pain that comes with settling cases when you were not the person on the line making the decisions that caused the problems in the first place. Would a new DePuy president from outside of the company – outside DePuy, not necessarily J&J – be more inclined to pay a reasonable settlement value on the thousands of hip implant cases that are out there? Of course.
DePuy Orthopaedics issued a recall for the ASR XL Acetabular hip system last August, after more studies confirmed what many doctors had been saying for quite some time: the need for revision surgery with these implants is just too high. Over 500 lawsuits have been filed with many more coming.
If you are potentially a part of the “many more” crowd who has suffered with these DePuy hip replacements, we would be happy to talk to you about it. Call 800-553-8082. If you would rather go more slowly, just contact us on line. Give us your name, send us your inquiry anonymously, whatever works best for you.