Hip implant patients meet in Delhi
Patients and families affected by Johnson & Johnson’s faulty ASR hip implants gathered in Delhi on Saturday to demand that the government directly involve them in the entire process of ascertaining responsibility and compensation for the pain and suffering caused to them and their kin.
“We have learned that the Central Committee set up for compensation is likely to meet on September 18, 2018, and we as patients and family members affected by the ASR implant are concerned at the lack of any consultation with patients,” said Vijay Vojhala, one of the patients, who had his initial surgery in 2008 and the revision in 2012. “We need patient representation on any committee that is set up,” he stressed.
The group has alleged that the government is doing a one-sided inquiry and could easily toe the company line.