Parker McDonald Law Firm Reports On Status Conference For Hip Implant Liability Litigation

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Parker McDonald will monitor next status conference set for January 2012.

Parker McDonald Law Firm reports on the results of the November 22, 2011, DePuy MDL status conference in Toledo, Ohio. The purpose of the conference was to address cases filed against DePuy Orthopaedics, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, regarding defective hip implants.

The Northern District of Ohio federal court has been designated to preside over all DePuy ASRcases filed in federal court. Last week’s status conference was one of several held this year.

The status conference resulted in the Honorable David A. Katz entering two Case Management Orders. The first is an Amended Stipulated Protective Order of Confidentiality, which addresses the protection of documents produced in discovery by DePuy. The order ensures that certain documents which are produced by DePuy be kept confidential.

The second Case Management Order issued by Judge Katz provides for a Common Benefit Fund. There are thousands of cases in the DePuy ASR MDL, however, only a few attorneys have been charged with overseeing the daily progress of the case. For efficiency purposes, a common benefit fund has been established to ensure a collective distribution of funds to cover court associated costs. The fund will not impact the amount of recovery, if any, clients will receive.

Judge Katz ended his rulings by scheduling the next status conference to convene January 23, 2012.

Since the initial recall of the DePuy ASR in August 2010, Parker McDonald has provided substantial resources for people seeking litigation for hip implant related injuries, including DePuy’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant. As a resource for hip implant patients, Parker McDonald will continue to provide up to date information and report new developments at http://hipimplantrecovery.com/.

If you or someone you know has received a DePuy metal-on-metal hip implant, contact the hip implant attorneys at Parker McDonald for more information.

About Parker McDonald
Parker McDonald, P.C. offers comprehensive legal services for clients whose personal, business or property rights have been adversely affected. Built on years of trial experience, Parker McDonald lawyers are dedicated to a tradition of personal service and timely delivery of outstanding results.

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Bedford, Texas 76021

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