Structured Settlement Talk:  History of DePuy ASR Hip Recall

Structured Settlement Talk: History of DePuy ASR Hip Recall

Much is being written about the worldwide recall of ASR hip implants manufactured by DePuy Companies, a division of Johnson & Johnson.

According to attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, who filed the first DePuy ASR products liability lawsuit in the country, the manufacturers knew of the defect long before it recalled the device in August of 2010.

It’s little surprise that the attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, a firm widely respected for its many successful verdicts and well known for attracting top flight legal talent, were the first ones to bring the extent of this defect to the public’s attention.

In addition to the fact that many plaintiffs involved in the DePuy ASR hip recall lawsuits around the country will benefit from structured settlements, I have a very personal reason for following these cases so closely.

In May of 2010 I underwent bilateral total hip replacement surgery myself.

While I’m relieved to know my surgeon did NOT use the DePuy ASR hip implant device (recalled just three months later) for my surgery, I cannot help thinking how close I may have come to being a plaintiff myself.  Or may be some day.

Over the coming months I will be sharing more with you more about my personal experience with hip surgery.  Until then, know that we will be monitoring developments of this litigation closely.

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