DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit News: Defense Motion Seeks Dismissal of Eight Cases in California Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The Firm is representing numerous DePuy ASR hip replacement recipients who were allegedly harmed by the metal-on-metal hip implant.

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Our Firm is representing numerous DePuy ASR hip recipients in lawsuits that raise similar allegations regarding the same metal-on-metal hip implant at issue in these cases.

Thousands of DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuits (( filed in the wake of the 2010 metal-on-metal hip recall continue to move forward in state and federal courts around the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According a December 29th briefing in California Superior Court, San Francisco County, defendants are seeking to dismiss eight cases filed on behalf of individuals who have chosen to opt out of the DePuy ASR settlement program. (DePuy ASR Hip System Cases, CJC-10-004649)

“Our Firm is representing numerous DePuy ASR hip recipients in lawsuits that raise similar allegations regarding the same metal-on-metal hip implant at issue in these cases. As such, we are closely monitoring developments in the various ASR litigations underway in U.S. courts,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to individuals who believe they have been harmed by the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement System.

DePuy ASR Recall
DePuy Orthopaedics recalled its metal-on-metal line of ASR hip implants in August 2010. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the recall was issued after data from a joint registry in the United Kingdom indicated that the 5-year revision rate associated with the devices was approximately 13 percent. Since then, court records indicate that thousands DePuy ASR lawsuits have been filed in courts throughout the country, most of which are pending in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2197)

On November 19, 2013, a DePuy ASR settlement program was announced in the Northern District of Ohio that could resolve a majority of cases pending in state and federal courts. According to court documents, those eligible to participate in the program include patients who underwent revision surgery to replace their ASR hip due to a recall-related reason prior to August 31, 2013. Eligible claimants would be entitled to a base award of $250,000. That award could be reduced, however, depending on certain other factors, including their prior medical history. Other circumstances could entitle plaintiffs to a supplemental award if they, for example, required multiple revision surgeries, or if they experience "certain extraordinary injuries" in the future. Plaintiffs who do not wish to participate, or those who are not eligible, will still be permitted to pursue individual claims against the companies.

DePuy ASR hip recipients who suffered serious complications allegedly caused by the metal-on-metal device may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. To learn more about the DePuy ASR litigation, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For a free, no obligation case review, please call the Firm directly at 800-511-5092.

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