HC asks J&J to pay Rs 25 lakh to 67 patients
Friday, May 31, 2019, 11:08 AM
The Delhi High Court directed Johnson and Johnson to make interim payment of Rs 25 lakh each to 67 patients who have undergone revision surgeries for alleged faulty hip implants made by the company. The court's direction came after the company said it has verified that these patients have undergone revision surgery and it was voluntarily paying them Rs 25 lakh as compensation.
J&J faulty hip implants: Compensation for patients approved
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 4:37 PM
Indian patients suffering due to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) faulty ASR hip implants will get up to Rs.1.23 crore each and an additional Rs.10 lakh for 'non pecuniary' losses as compensation. The compensation formula approved by the Health Ministry is based on percentage of disability and age. Around 4,700 ASR surgeries were carried out in India between 2004 and 2010.
Supreme Court steps up to help leprosy patients get jobs
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 7:57 AM
Leprosy-patients could be entitled to disability certificates that can help them get jobs and benefits under public-welfare-schemes for the first time. The suggestion came from the Supreme-Court while it was hearing a PIL, and the top court ordered a slew of directions to states and Centre in order to end the stigma surrounding the disease and integrate the leprosy-affected community into the society's mainstream.