By now, many people are aware of the metal on metal hip implant that was recalled for the defects causing metal shards to be released into the body. According to recent news reports, Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturing company of the recalled hip implant, is seeking to settle with all of their victims who currently have their product. If each of the victims are to agree to the settlement, that could wind up costing J&J nearly $2 billion in settlement costs.
Attorneys representing many of these claims state; however, that the victims feel as though $200,000 per person is not enough for their suffering and subsequent damages. Many of the clients are rejecting the offer from J&J claiming that it is too low of a payment and therefore they refuse to agree. According to the J&J spokesperson, the company will do whatever they can to represent themselves and their product before the court. She claims hat when they appear before the court, the people will see that the company acted appropriately to the situation and therefore cannot be responsible.
In 2010 the DePuy company run by J&J allegedly recalled their product due to substandard products causing numerous patients to experience pains in their hips as well as joint dislocations, swelling among other side effects. Not only did the product cause physical issues, but it also poorly affected the thyroid system, the heart as well as damages to the central nervous system in some cases.
This is a product that is not worth messing around with. If you or someone you know is currently a victim of one of these defective products, do not wait another moment before taking legal action and fighting for your rights as a victim. Contact Arnold & Itkin today for a skilled personal injury attorney who can help you fight for the compensation you deserve after your injury. You don't have to settle for less, call us today to discuss your case!