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Johnson & Johnson Possibly Faced with Settlements up to $4 Billion for DePuy Hip Implant Failures

Thousands of patients across the US suffer from the negative effects and failure of the DePuy ASR Hip Implant from Johnson & Johnson. In fact, in August of 2010 Johnson & Johnson issued a recall of 93,000 DePuy ASR hip implants across the world. In this recall they reported that 12 percent of implants failed within 5 years. Other complications experienced by those with the implant were: implant loosening, metal poisoning from the metal pieces scraping together shedding shards of metal, fractures at the location of the implant, and dislocation of the device. Thousands of individuals have since filed lawsuits agains J&J for this product failure. According to a New York Times article Johnson & Johnson could pay $4 billion to settle the thousands of DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuits. So far they have agreed to an amount of at least $2.47 billion to resolve about 8,000 lawsuits.

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For more information about these lawsuits, or if you are or have been a victim of this dangerous device, please call the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm for a free consultation. Our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the dangerous or crippling effects of the DePuy ASR hip implant. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because the implant, we encourage you to consult with one of our Hip Implant attorneys as soon as possible. Although no amount of money can compensate for permanent physical damage, a successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with costly medical expenses, and will hopefully help compensate them for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead hip implant lawyer, Majed Nachawati at, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing hip implant victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at or by calling 1.866.705.7584.


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