Hip implant fight reignites after US payout

Thousands of Australians who received faulty metal-on-metal hip implants will continue their fight for compensation, spurred on by a bumper payout in the US.

In a landmark settlement, Johnson & Johnson last week agreed to pay $2.5 billion in compensation to the estimated 8000 people in the US who have had the faulty hips replaced.

Some 5500 Australians are thought to have been fitted with hip implants made by Johnson &