Rather than do what’s right and settle the lawsuits filed against the company in relation to its DePuy Hip Implant Products. Johnson and Johnson has instead chosen to prolong litigation in the matter. As a result, what would have been the first DePuy hip case to head to trial has instead ended with a dismissal.
The dismissal order was entered on January 8th 2013 and was signed by Prince George County (Md.) Circuit Court Judge Crystal Dixon Mittelstaedt, who was to preside over claims
DePuy continues to litigate these cases in court and refuses to fairly compensation hip implant patients who have suffered. DePuy is still putting their own corporate profits ahead of compensating the ASR implant patients who have now been waiting for two and a half years since the recall for justice. The Company should have settled this case rather than prolonging the litigation process.