Oregon has announced a $4 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson involving the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant.
Metal-on-metal hip replacements can grind together and shed toxic particles of metal into a patient’s hip joint.
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) will settle more than 7,500 hip implant lawsuits involving the DePuy ASR for more than $4 billion.
DePuy is discontinuing a metal liner used in the Ultamet metal-on-metal and Complete ceramic-on-metal hip implants.
A jury in California awarded $8.3 million in a DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit.
DePuy knew that the ASR hip implant failed the company’s own safety tests, but instead of fixing the problem, they changed the testing criteria.
A woman from New York filed a lawsuit after she was injured by a defective ASR metal hip implant.
Johnson & Johnson was aware of serious problems with the ASR hip implant in 2008.