DePuy ASR hip settlement requires registration by January 6

Individuals who had problems with a DePuy ASR hip replacement resulting in the need for revision surgery must register by January 6 to be part of the settlement program announced in November.

There are about 12,000 hip replacement lawsuits pending in state and federal courts around the country, filed following the recall of the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip System in 2010. The allegations relate to faulty design in that the metal on metal hip implant resulted in the release of metallic debris.

In November, the DePuy ASR settlement program was announced which will result in the manufacturer paying about $2.4 billion.

Under the terms of the settlement, individuals who underwent hip revision before August 31 2013 due to problems with the ASR hip implant may be eligible to receive an average of $250,000 per claim. Registration is required by January 6, 2014 for individuals wishing to participate.

Individuals who suffered extraordinary injuries, including complications associated with the revision surgery may be eligible to receive additional compensation.