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Chicago Personal Injury Firm of Salvi, Schostok and Pritchard P.C. Calls Attention to Proposed $2.5 Billion DePuy Hip Implant Settlement
Date:11/26/2013

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 26, 2013

Hip implant patients should review news reports indicating that a $2.5 billion settlement has been proposed in cases involving the recalled DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip System, the Chicago personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. said today.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs and Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy unit announced the proposed settlement last week in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, where all federal court lawsuits involving the device have been consolidated as MDL No. 2197, Reuters reports. (“J&J Unit to Pay $2.5 Billion in U.S. Hip Implant Settlement,” November 19, 2013.)

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., a leading Chicago personal injury law firm, currently is assisting patients who received the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip implant products. Federal court lawsuits involving the Stryker devices have been consolidated in the District of Minnesota as MDL No. 2441.

“Both the Stryker and DePuy cases involve issues concerning complications that are believed to have been caused by the corrosion of metals and fretting of metallic debris from the devices,” said attorney Jennifer L. Ashley of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

“Our firm is closely monitoring the DePuy litigation. We encourage any patient who received an all-metal hip implant in recent years to learn more about the Stryker and DePuy litigation and to speak with an attorney if they have questions about their legal rights.”

According to Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy unit voluntarily recalled the ASR hip implants in August 2010 due to a higher-than-normal failure rate. Bloomberg reports that patients claim metal debris from the metal-on-metal hip implant killed surrounding tissue and caused metal ions to leak into their bloodstream. (“J&J Said to Reach $4 Billion Deal to Settle Hip Lawsuits,” November 13, 2013.)

Stryker voluntarily recalled its all-metal Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip implant products in July 2012 due to “the potential risks associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction,” according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement.

Ashley said that hip implant patients who have experienced pain, swelling, dislocation or device failure should contact their orthopedic surgeon to find out more about the hip implant they received.

“A physician can let one know if they received a recalled device, or an attorney can contact the physician on the patient’s behalf,” Ashley said.

About Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is a leading Chicago personal injury firm with offices in Chicago (22 West Washington Street, Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60602) and Waukegan (218 North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085). In addition to representing clients in catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, aviation and product liability cases, the firm focuses on car and truck accidents, airplane and train accidents, construction injuries, birth injuries, brain injuries, unsafe properties and animal attacks. The firm has obtained more than $800 million on behalf of its clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including 195 multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements. For more information, call (312) 372-1227 or use the firm’s online contact form.

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