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Johnson & Johnson to work with govt for recalled hip implants' compensation

Last month, a govt panel recommended that J&J pay compensation of at least Rs 2 mn ($27,812) to each patient who received an ASR hip implant in India, an estimated 4,700 people

Aditya Kalra | Reuters  |  Mumbai 

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said on Friday it would work with the Indian government to compensate patients who suffered from artificial hip implants the US healthcare company recalled eight years ago. Last month, a government panel recommended that J&J pay compensation of at least Rs 2 million ($27,812) to each patient who received an ASR hip implant in India, an estimated 4,700 people. The federal government has asked states to help the patients get relief soon. "We have always been and continue to be fully committed to supporting all ASR patients in India, and the rest of the ...

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First Published: Fri, September 07 2018. 11:10 IST
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