Beshear Secures Over $1 Million Settlement for Kentuckians on Misleading Claims on Hip Implants

Attorney General Andy Beshear has secured nearly $1.5 million for Kentucky from a settlement with a Johnson and Johnson subsidiary for allegedly making misleading claims to Kentuckians on the longevity of its hip implants. The multi-million dollar multistate settlement was reached with Depuy Orthopedics to resolve allegations that the company unlawfully promoted its metal-on-metal hip implant devices, the ASR XL and the Pinnacle Ultamet. The longevity of each device was advertised as 99.2 percent at three years, and 99.8 percent and 99.9 percent at five years, respectively. Beshear said the ASR XL was recalled from market in 2010, with the Pinnacle Ultamet following in 2013. As part of the settlement, Depuy has agreed to reform how it markets and promotes its other hip implants.

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