It has been awhile since we’ve discussed the latest developments in the DePuy hip recall case. Many might remember that several years ago–in 2010–there was a large recall of DePuy ASR hip implant systems. At the time, over 90,000 such implants were on the market, with anywhere from 30-40% of them in the United States. DePuy Orthopaedics is an arm of the large business conglomerate Johnson & Johnson.
Over the past few years thousands of patients who received these products came forward sharing stories of complications which may have been caused by the faulty metal-on-metal design of the ball and socket device.
It was not long before those patients began using the civil justice system to demand accountability and redress. We reported a few months ago on the first resolution in trial where a jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff against Johnson & Johnson, awarding the injured party several million dollars for the harm caused by the defendant’s negligence.