DePuy Hip Lawsuits Intensifying

As more DePuy ASR XL lawsuits are filed, both sides are gearing up for a complicated litigation process. Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of DePuy Orthopaedics, has already submitted 200,000 pages of documents regarding the failed DePuy ASR XL hip replacements, according to the Wall St. Journal. In the end, the medical device company is expected to have to submit 18,000,000 pages of documents. Thousands of hip lawsuits have already been filed with most being consolidated in the multidistrict litigation in northern Ohio.
Johnson & Johnson has told the Wall St. Journal that it has already fielded 27,000 calls from DePuy hip sufferers who’ve needed assistance with reimbursements or information about the recalled hip. The company estimates that there are approximately 37,000 DePuy hip patients in the United States and 93, 000 worldwide. Some of these patients have already undergone the expensive, complicated, and painful hip revision surgery in order to have the failed DePuy hip replaced.