Johnson & Johnson will pay the state of Oregon $4 million in a new DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement lawsuit settlement. The Oregon Department of Justice alleged that DePuy knowingly marketed and sold metal hip replacements that were prone to failure. DePuy sold 432 of the ASR XL hip replacement devices in Oregon.
Nearly 100,000 patients who received a DePuy ASR hip replacement device were victims of the device manufacturer failing to take action, according to an investigative report by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. According to the report, employees within Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of manufacturer DePuy Orthopaedics, admitted the implants were faulty.