DePuy Hip Recall Lawsuits Now Being Filed by Citizens Outside the United States
New York, NY, February 4, 2011 — The Rottenstein Law Group has learned that hip replacement lawsuits against DePuy Orthopaedics have been filed in several countries outside the United States. The worldwide recall of the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System has affected 93,000 patients in many countries. Although DePuy , a division of Johnson & Johnson, is a US-based company, citizens of other countries should investigate their legal rights when it comes to filing a hip replacement lawsuit. Personal injury laws vary greatly from country to country, so details should be obtained from qualified legal counsel in the patient’s country of origin. They will be able to give a definitive answer as to whether patients are entitled to reimbursement for injury and damages from the implantation of one of the recalled DePuy hip replacement devices.
As of this writing, hip replacement lawsuits have been filed in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada, as well as the United States. Citizens of some of these countries may be permitted to join lawsuits already filed in the U.S., and other countries have filed class action lawsuits with individual lawsuits likely to follow. It is anticipated that there will be many more international claimants joining existing litigation or filing their own hip replacement lawsuits in the weeks and months to come; as many as 10,000 people in the United Kingdom are expected to file. It has not yet been determined exactly how many of the 93,000 people affected by the DePuy hip recall will participate in litigation, but based on recent information about the amount Johnson & Johnson has set aside for settling claims, they appear to be planning for a great many claims to be filed.
Regardless of which countries their surgeries took place in, claimants should seek advice from qualified legal counsel to determine their legal rights. The Rottenstein Law Group has set up a Web site to answer questions related to the DePuy hip recall, providing valuable information about filing a claim and how much compensation can be expected from doing so.
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