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Pay Rs 74.5L to faulty hip implant patient: Government to Johnson & Johnson

On Friday, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) directed J&J to pay the compensation amount to a patient from Maharashtra within 30 days from the date receipt of the order.
Three months after the Union health ministry approved compensation for patients who received Johnson & Johnson (J&J)’s faulty hip implants before August 2010, the government has directed the company to pay Rs 74.5 lakh to a patient in the first such order.(Reuters File Photo)
Three months after the Union health ministry approved compensation for patients who received Johnson & Johnson (J&J)’s faulty hip implants before August 2010, the government has directed the company to pay Rs 74.5 lakh to a patient in the first such order.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Mar 11, 2019 06:35 AM IST
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Supreme Court closes case against Johnson and Johnson in faulty hip implants case

The PIL had alleged that “faulty” and “deadly” hip implants have been fitted into the bodies of 4,525 Indian patients who had undergone the replacement surgeries since 2005.
The Supreme Court closed the case seeking action against Johnson and Johnson for implanting faulty hip implants into patients, saying that steps have been taken by the Centre to provide compensation of up to Rs 1.22 crore to them.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
The Supreme Court closed the case seeking action against Johnson and Johnson for implanting faulty hip implants into patients, saying that steps have been taken by the Centre to provide compensation of up to Rs 1.22 crore to them.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2019 02:16 PM IST
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Johnson & Johnson payout: A big win for patient rights in India

The J&J compensation could also open up the insurance sector for product liability in India
Michael Kelly, attorney for plaintiff Loren Kransky, holds up an ASR XL hip implant in his opening statement to the jury. In the biggest ever payout for disability not leading to death, the government has directed the multinational major Johnson & Johnson (J&J ) to pay up to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.2 crore each along with an additional <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 lakh for “non pecuniary” losses as compensation to patients who were sold faulty hip implants between 2006 and 2010(Bloomberg)
Michael Kelly, attorney for plaintiff Loren Kransky, holds up an ASR XL hip implant in his opening statement to the jury. In the biggest ever payout for disability not leading to death, the government has directed the multinational major Johnson & Johnson (J&J ) to pay up to 1.2 crore each along with an additional 10 lakh for “non pecuniary” losses as compensation to patients who were sold faulty hip implants between 2006 and 2010(Bloomberg)
Updated on Dec 03, 2018 05:27 PM IST
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Centre approves 30L to 1.23 cr relief in faulty hip implants case

The drug controller general of India said this is the highest ever compensation amount in the Indian history.
Faulty Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implants, manufactured by DePuy International Limited — a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Pvt Ltd, were recalled in 2010 globally after complaints of more-than-usual revision surgeries due to complications such as metal leaching and infections, among others.(Bloomberg/Representative image)
Faulty Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implants, manufactured by DePuy International Limited — a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Pvt Ltd, were recalled in 2010 globally after complaints of more-than-usual revision surgeries due to complications such as metal leaching and infections, among others.(Bloomberg/Representative image)
Updated on Nov 30, 2018 12:01 AM IST
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Legal liability should not depend on ad-hoc largesse

It is paradoxical that despite India being one of the most litigious countries and our judges enjoying considerable discretion in fashioning relief, our compensatory jurisprudence is largely underdeveloped
Bhopal gas disaster survivors hold posters during a protest rally. We’ve had a history of short-circuiting quests for justice with quick-fix solutions. For example, in the Bhopal gas tragedy case, a judge awarded an interim compensation of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>250 crore to victims, with no clarity as to how such a figure was arrived at(AFP)
Bhopal gas disaster survivors hold posters during a protest rally. We’ve had a history of short-circuiting quests for justice with quick-fix solutions. For example, in the Bhopal gas tragedy case, a judge awarded an interim compensation of 250 crore to victims, with no clarity as to how such a figure was arrived at(AFP)
Updated on Oct 04, 2018 07:45 PM IST
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Johnson & Johnson to work with govt on compensation for recalled hip implants

In India, the company paid $2 million to patients for repeat surgeries and about $250,000 in related diagnostic costs under its ASR reimbursement programme, but the government panel criticised J&J for offering no compensation.
The ASR hip implants were recalled in 2010 after data suggested they failed at a higher-than-expected rate.(Reuters File Photo)
The ASR hip implants were recalled in 2010 after data suggested they failed at a higher-than-expected rate.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Sep 07, 2018 12:52 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByReuters

J&J made Indian patients haggle for compensation after faulty hip recall

By December 2011, more than a year after the recall, the Johnson & Johnson’s helpline had traced 73 patients, of whom 31 were paid Rs 1,09,59,780 — approximately Rs 3.5 lakh each — in all, which included revision surgery, doctor visit, tests, and loss of job during surgery.
In the US, J&J agreed to pay $2.5 billion to 8,000 patients in 2013 for the faulty implants. Compensation payouts to patients in India only a fraction of what was paid to patients in the US.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
In the US, J&J agreed to pay $2.5 billion to 8,000 patients in 2013 for the faulty implants. Compensation payouts to patients in India only a fraction of what was paid to patients in the US.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Updated on Sep 02, 2018 02:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutta

Govt to track patients with faulty J&J hip implant to ensure compensation

Close to 4,700 people with damaged hip joints in India received the implant before 2010, when it was recalled, of which only 1,080 were tracked and compensated.
Following complaints from patients, the health ministry set up an 11-member committee on February 7, 2017, to investigate complaints of adverse events against J&J’s metal-on-metal Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implant devices.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Following complaints from patients, the health ministry set up an 11-member committee on February 7, 2017, to investigate complaints of adverse events against J&J’s metal-on-metal Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implant devices.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Published on Aug 24, 2018 11:49 PM IST
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