Thursday August 13, 2020

Firm pays €1m over faulty hip ops

Medical device supplier DePuy International pays more than €1 million to a dozen Irish patients who claimed they were harmed by an artificial hip replacement product

19th July, 2015
Procedures were faulty

The confidential settlements were made before a landmark action against the US conglomerate, owned by Johnson & Johnson, began in the High Court last Wednesday.

John Heeney, a retired CIE signalman from Thurles, Co Tipperary, brought personal injury proceedings against DePuy and the HSE in the first case of its kind to reach a hearing in Europe. The case went into evidence but quickly settled for what is understood to be a six-figure sum.

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