Rottenstein Law Group Learns of Departure of DePuy President, Postponement of MDL Status Conference

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The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the recall of defective hip replacement devices manufactured and sold by DePuy Orthopaedics, has learned that the president of DePuy is departing and that a status conference in the litigation has been postponed.

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DePuy spokesperson Mindy Tinsley announced that David Floyd, president of DePuy since 2007, has resigned his position “to pursue outside interests.” Floyd will leave after a short transition period. No replacement for Floyd has yet been named.

DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson company, recalled its ASR devices globally after the National Joint Registry of England and Wales made public data showing that, within five years, about 12% of recipients of the hip resurfacing system and about 13% of recipients of the acetabular system needed corrective surgery.

Hundreds of lawsuits against DePuy stemming from the recall have to date been filed in the United States, and in early December of last year, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation approved the DePuy ASR litigation for consolidated pretrial proceedings and assigned the case—In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products (no. 1:10 md 2197)—to Judge David A. Katz of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

By order dated March 4, 2011, Judge Katz postponed from March 9 to April 5 a status conference at which counsel for the respective parties will present to the court a comprehensive plan to proceed with pretrial discovery. The status conference will be held at the United States Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The Rottenstein Law Group maintains a website on the DePuy Hip Replacement Recall at http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com.

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The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients in mass tort actions. The firm was recently founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients in consumer product injury, mass tort, and class action lawsuits in a compassionate manner. http://www.rotlaw.com
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