DePuy ASR Recall Hip Litigation Update: Trial Date Set For First Federal ASR Hip Recall Lawsuit

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DePuy ASR recall hip litigation continues with new rulings issued in the federal ASR hip lawsuits following a July 25, 2012 status conference, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.

DePuy ASR hip recall lawsuits moving towards trial in the federal consolidated action, In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2197”), reports Bernstein Liebhard LLP. On July 26, 2012, the Honorable David A. Katz, who is overseeing the consolidated DePuy ASR hip litigation, issued a Case Management Order setting forth deadlines for bellwether trial selection and related discovery.* The federal DePuy ASR hip litigation is currently underway in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. According to the order, the first federal ASR hip recall lawsuit trial is scheduled to begin on May 6, 2013 with the second trial set for July 8, 2013.

Lawyers for plaintiffs and defendants must select the potential trial cases by August 8, 2012. For these first ASR hip recall lawsuits, the court will only consider cases involving plaintiffs who needed revision surgery.

Discovery Rulings Ordered To Ensure The ASR Hip Recall Lawsuits Move Towards Trial

In order to ensure that these first ASR hip trials go forward as scheduled, Judge Katz also issued certain discovery deadlines. For example, depositions of the plaintiff, the implanting surgeon, the explanting surgeon, and one fact witness for each side must be conducted by November 1, 2012.

DePuy ASR hip recall lawsuits continue to be filed by Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients who have been injured by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices, on behalf of individuals who received DePuy ASR hip implants. Those who have suffered damages as a result of being implanted with a metal-on-metal hip may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries. Learn more by watching this DePuy ASR hip litigation video, or by visiting our website, For more information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.


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