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Johnson & Johnson's faulty hip plants: SC disposes of case after govt promises compensation

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The on Friday accepted the central government's submission of granting compensation to victims in the American company faulty hip and disposed of the case.

The government has assured to pay compensation ranging between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 1.22 crore to the victims.

A bench of the apex court headed by Ranjan Gogoi, asked the Centre to give proper and wide publicity to the scheme.

The top court wrapped up the public interest litigation (PIL) in the matter filed by Arun Kumar Goenka, the kith and kin of one of the victims, on the issue of compensation for faulty hip by

Goenka had filed the plea before the apex court after his bound mother Poorna Devi, who was in her late 80s, died in March last year after the hip in her case allegedly failed.

Goenka, in his petition, claimed that 14,525 people were fitted with faulty hip since 2005. The petitioner also alleged that was responsible for the "faulty" surgery into the bodies of more than 14,000 Indian patients.

The petition also directed the government to advertise across about the recall of the faulty implants and devise a suitable mechanism for the safety of the 14,525 patients who underwent the surgery.

The plea also sought a direction from the top court to the Centre and the for taking necessary steps to save the lives of those who underwent the "faulty" surgery.

On October 5 last year, the had asked the Centre to submit its expert committee's report within the next two months while hearing the matter.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 13:12 IST