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Faulty hip implants: Have reached out to 50% affected patients, says J&J

The government has fixed a minimum compensation amount of Rs 2 million for each affected patient

Johnson & Johnson

While senior government officials claimed that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) had agreed, in-principle, to pay compensation to the patients affected by its faulty hip implants, the company maintained it had the global expertise to arrive at a compensation mechanism on a case-to-case basis for each patient.  The government has fixed a minimum compensation amount of Rs 2 million for each affected patient, but J&J wants to arrive at a ‘mutually agreeable’ figure that need not be the same as the government has recommended.  Meanwhile, J&J has also claimed that it ...