DePuy (LCS Duofix Femoral Component) Class Action

DePuy (LCS Duofix™ Femoral Component) class action

On 29 August 2012, a provisional settlement of the DePuy knee implants class action was reached. On 3 December 2012, the settlement was approved by the Federal Court of Australia.

The class action was commenced in March 2010 by Pamela Casey on behalf of all patients (known in the class action as 'Group Members') who were surgically implanted with a DePuy LCS Duofix Femoral Component in Australia.

On 3 September 2012, the Federal Court directed that a Settlement Notice be provided to Group Members. A copy of the Settlement Notice can also be downloaded under the box titled 'Settlement Documents' at the top left corner of this webpage.

As a result of the Federal Court's approval of the settlement, Group Members can now make individual claims for compensation under the settlement of the class action. 

What are LCS® Duofix™ Femoral Components?

The DePuy LCS Duofix Femoral Component is a knee implant that was manufactured by a UK based company, DePuy International Limited, and distributed within Australia by Johnson & Johnson Medical Pty Limited. In July 2009, DePuy and Johnson & Johnson conducted a voluntary recall of the LCS Duofix Femoral Component in consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Details of the relevant product codes for the DePuy LCS Duofix Femoral Component are listed at the bottom of this page.

 

Settlement of the class action

Details of the settlement are contained in the Settlement Notice, which contains important information regarding the settlement and what Group Members need to do to make a compensation claim under the settlement.

As a result of the orders made by the Federal Court on 3 December 2012, a Liability Protocol and a Compensation Protocol will be used to assess individual claims for compensation by Group Members.

Copies of the Liability Protocol and Compensation Protocol can be downloaded here or under the box titled 'Settlement Documents' at the top left corner of this webpage.

 

Further information

If you do not understand the Settlement Notice or how it affects your rights, you should seek legal advice.

You can contact Maurice Blackburn Lawyers on (02) 9261 1488 or by email at depuyclassaction@mauriceblackburn.com.au.

 

Product codes for the DePuy LCS Duofix Femoral Components

Product code

Product description

129407010

LCS COMPLETE FEM COMP HA SM RT

129407020

LCS COMPLETE FEM COM HA SM+ RT

129407030

LCS COMPLETE FEM COM HA MED RT

129407040

LCS COMPLETE FEM COM HA STD RT

129407050

LCS COMPLETE FEM COM HA STD+ RT

129407060

LCS COMPLETE FEM COM HA LG RT

129407070

LCS COMPLETE FEM COM HA LG+ RT

129408010

LCS COMPLETE FEM COMP HA SM LT

129408020

LCS COMPLETE FEM COM HA SM+ LT

129408030

LCS COMPLETE FEM COM HA MED LT

129408040

LCS COMPLETE FEM COM HA STD LT

129408050

LCS COMPLETE FEM COM HA STD+ LT

129408060

LCS COMPLETE FEM COM HA LG LT

129408070

LCS COMPLETE FEM COM HA LG+ LT

You should consult your doctor if you are uncertain whether you have had one of these components implanted.