An indecent settlement


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There have been no mass tort cases in India like the Acetabular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implant case. In this, Johnson & Johnson has been accused of selling its faulty ASR hip implants to approximately 4,700 Indian patients between 2004 and 2010.
The company announced a global recall of the ASR hip implants in 2010 after doctors in the U.K. and Australia reported an extremely high failure rate for the implant. The metal in the implant was apparently degenerating, causing damage to the bone and tissue, apart from leeching dangerous metals like cobalt and chromium into the blood stream of the patient. By 2013, J&J announced a $4 billion settlement to cover the claims raised by 12,000 patients in the U.S.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/an-indecent-settlement/article28138182.ece

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