DePuy ASR Hip Implant Settlement FAQs (Pt. 1)

DePuy ASR Hip Implant Settlement FAQs (Pt. 1)

In light of our recent blog on the announcement of a $420M DePuy ASR hip implant settlement offer, we thought it would be a good time to answer some common questions about this offer (as the court administrator’s website won’t have any more info about it until March).

So, in this two-part blog series, we’ll present some responses to frequently asked questions about the DePuy ASR hip implant settlement. If you may be impacted by this offer and are looking for more specific, straightforward professional advice regarding your best options, don’t hesitate to contact the trusted Phoenix hip implant attorneys at the Law Office of Richard Langerman. We are ready to help you.

Answers about the DePuy ASR Hip Implant Settlement

Q – Who is eligible for the DePuy ASR hip implant settlement? 

Here is some important info about the recently announced DePuy ASR hip implant settlement. These FAQs are for plaintiffs in this litigation.

Here is some important info about the recently announced DePuy ASR hip implant settlement. These FAQs are for plaintiffs in this litigation.

A – According to the provisions of the DePuy ASR hip implant settlement, U.S. residents and citizens to whom the following pertains will generally be eligible for this offer:

  • The DePuy ASR hip device was implanted in the U.S.
  • Revision surgery related to DePuy ASR hip complications occurred between August 31, 2013 and January 31, 2015.

Here, we also want to specifically note that this offer is exclusively for people with ASR hip implants (and not other types of DePuy hip implant devices, which may be the subjects of other pending litigation in the U.S.).

Q – How much can I get through the DePuy ASR hip implant settlement?

A – It depends, and we can’t directly answer this without first reviewing the specifics of your claim/case. That being stated, however, what we can tell you is that the following will typically impact the value of a settlement offer for a given case:

  • Whether a plaintiff had more than one revision surgery
  • The amount of income lost as a result of the DePuy ASR hip complications (if any income losses were sustained)
  • An individual’s age, smoking history and/or weight (as well as possibly other aspects of his or her medical history).

Q – Will the DePuy ASR hip implant settlement cover liens? 

A – Yes, for those who choose to accept this offer, liens that have been imposed by insurers or medical providers can be paid as part of the settlement. Typically, such liens are satisfied with the compensation people receive from their cases, and this settlement offer is no different.

Given that revision surgery (or surgeries) was part of claims pertaining to this DePuy ASR hip implant settlement, the liens for plaintiffs are likely substantial; as a result, the automatic lien payment as part of this offer can be a big benefit for plaintiffs.

For some more answers about the DePuy ASR hip implant settlement, don’t miss the second part of this blog that will be published soon!

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For more than 25 years, our attorneys have been representing clients and aggressively defending their rights both inside and outside of the courtroom against defense attorneys, corporate lawyers and insurance company agents alike. Dedicated and experienced, our attorneys will fight to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation to cover your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.

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