The Five Kinds of Compensation You’ll Get by Filing a DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit
(New York, NY, January 27, 2011) The Rottenstein Law Group wants to clarify the differences between the types of compensation individuals will get when they file a claim against DePuy Orthopaedics, as opposed to dealing directly with the manufacturer of the recalled, faulty hip replacement devices. Chances are, claimants will not get nearly what they deserve if they deal directly with DePuy.
DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, recalled its ASR Acetabular System and ASR XL Hip Resurfacing System in August, 2010, after it was determined that about 12 percent of patients were experiencing failure of these devices approximately 5 years after implantation. Despite these alarming statistics, DePuy has not been doing right by recipients of its defective hip replacement devices. The compensation offering doesn’t come close to paying all the costs associated with the procedures needed to address the pain and suffering patients have been experiencing because of the faulty hip implants.
DePuy is more than willing to pay for an amended surgery, but are not compensating patients directly; instead, it is paying Medicare, or the patient’s insurance carrier. Any discrepancy, including fees and other administrative costs are to be borne by the patient, not DePuy. Since patients were not anticipating having to undergo a correction to the procedure, this is unacceptable. When patients join a hip replacement lawsuit, they will receive compensation for medical costs, including the hiring of a caregiver, travel expenses, loss of income, scarring and disfigurement and pain and suffering. Without the help of a compassionate hip replacement lawyer, claimants can be forfeiting much of what they could get by dealing directly with DePuy. The Rottenstein Law Group has set up a Web site that compares the benefits of joining a lawsuit as opposed to going it alone.
About the Rottenstein Law Group
The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, a lawyer with over two decades of experience in compassionate representation of clients in consumer product injury, mass tort, and class action law suits. For more information, please visit their Web site, or call (888) 9-ROT-LAW.
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