The company's experts close to the situation have told them that the trial in Los Angeles where the plaintiff was awarded $8.3MM should speed the process up now other trials are also under way, and J&J seems to be on the losing end so far.
"DePuy has already recalled the ASR Hip, settled cases, and lost a jury trial; there really isn't much more to say regarding their belief that this litigation is going to cost Johnson & Johnson billions of dollars. In fact, much of the money is already set aside to pay a lot of the ASR claims", said Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay.com.
What is left, according to the company, is to determine the value of these cases and then dealing with the Pinnacle litigation. The Pinnacle hip could see even more claims being filed, however those cases will drag out for much longer since Depuy has not admited fault on those products. However, the metal-on-metal components are precisely the same as The DePuy ASR hip which has been recalled by J&J.
The trial starting in Chicago, IL this week, is another "Bellwether trial" used to gauge the value of the cases, but at this point anything but an outright win for DePuy would be only more devastating.
Legal-Bay.com is offering clients $50K in pre-settlement funding on any DePuy hips, risk free. Meaning the plaintff only needs to pay the funds back when the case is won. For clients that don't have a lawyer yet, Legal-Bay.com urges them to get legal assistance immediately or they risk the statute of limitations to run out.
For clients that have a lawyer and a filed DePuy lawsuit claim, they can apply for a lawsuit cash advance by applying at Legal-Bay.com or by calling toll free at: 877.571.0405.