Federal Order Issued for Open Court Conference in a Multidistrict Litigation Involving DePuy Orthopaedics’ ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Device, Parker Waichman Comments

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The litigation brought over the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary’s all-metal hip device continues to proceed with an Order for an open court conference.

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“Metal-on-metal hip implants have been tied to high and premature failure rates and numerous alleged, adverse medical reactions,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP.

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, continues to evaluate potential cases involving metallosis (metal poisoning) and other alleged injuries associated with metal-on-metal hip implant devices. Parker Waichman notes that the federal court that oversees thousands of lawsuits brought over DePuy ASR hip devices has scheduled its next open court conference, according to a January 2, 2015 Order issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. The conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on January 30, 2015 at the Paul G. Rogers Federal Building and United States Courthouse located in West Palm Beach, Florida; a courtroom has not yet been assigned. The multidistrict litigation (MDL) is In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2197) in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.

Parker Waichman LLP has represented clients in several litigations, including in this MDL 2197, related to metal-on-metal hip implants, and other MDLs and multicounty litigations (MCLs), such as:

  •     In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implants Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2391) in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division.
  •     In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation (MCL No. 296) in New Jersey’s Superior Court of Bergen County.

All-metal hips have been associated with high and premature failure rates and an array of alleged, adverse medical reactions, including increased blood metal ion levels and metal poisoning. Injury reports also allege dislocations; pain; fracture; difficulty ambulating, rising, standing, and balancing; noise emanating from the joint; and pseudotumors, to name just some, notes Parker Waichman LLP.

“Metal-on-metal hip implants have been tied to high and premature failure rates and numerous alleged, adverse medical reactions,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP. “Our clients have also alleged that debris from the chromium and cobalt hip devices have caused tissue death and increased blood metal ion levels.”

Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free legal consultations to victims of injuries allegedly caused by metal-on-metal hip implants. If you or a loved one have experienced premature failure of, or other health problems associated with a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact the Firm at its Defective Hip Implant page at yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).

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