Report: Johnson & Johnson to settle 1000 more hip cases
Bloomberg reports that Johnson & Johnson is maneuvering to settle one thousand additional products liability cases brought against its line of DePuy ASR hips. This wave of settlements would push the amount Johnson & Johnson has paid recipients of these defective hips to $2.75 billion.
The DePuy ASR hip became notorious in recent years as a result of its metal components scraping metal shavings into the body of a hip replacement patient. These metal shavings would result in “metallosis,” a condition that can kill the affected tissue.