Nov. 30, 2018

Union Health Ministry has approved compensation formula for patients who received faulty Hip implants manufactured by Johnson & Johnson Pvt Ltd.

Arun Kumar Agarwal committee:

  • An expert committee was constituted by the Health Ministry under the Chairmanship of Arun Kumar Agarwal, Ex-Dean and Professor of ENT, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi to examine the issues relating to faulty Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) Hip Implants.

  • The committee’s recommendation were accepted by the Central Government.

R.K. Arya Committee:

  • Based on the recommendations, the Government constituted a Central Expert Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. R.K. Arya, Director, Sports Injury Centre to determine the quantum of compensation.

  • The committee prepared the following formula for determining compensation for the ASR victim patients –
    • (B x R x F)/99.37 + Rs 10 lakh towards non-pecuniary damages.

    • B is the base amount i.e., Rupees Twenty Lakh (Rs 20,00,000)

    • R is the Risk Factor-Disability

    • F is the Age Factor

Recent development:

  • Now, the Government accepted the formula prepared by Central Expert Committee, paving the way for patients to secure compensation from M/S Johnson & Johnson Pvt Ltd in days to come.

  • Compensation will be given to those patients who received (prior to August, 2010) faulty ASR hip implants manufactured by M/s. DePuy International Limited, U.K (M/S Johnson & Johnson Pvt Ltd).

Source : PIB