Our Firm is representing numerous DePuy ASR hip lawsuit plaintiffs in this proceeding. We are looking forward to the April conference, as it will likely provide important, up-to-date information about issues impacting our clients’ claims.
New York, New York (PRWEB) March 11, 2015
The DePuy ASR hip recall lawyers (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/Hip-Replacement-Recall.html) at Bernstein Liebhard LLP look forward to the next Open Court Conference to be held in the federal multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, where all federally-filed lawsuits involving DePuy Orthopaedics’ ASR line of metal-on-metal hip replacements have been consolidated. According to an Order issued by the Court on March 6, 2015, that Conference will be convened on April 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Paul G. Rogers Federal Building and United States Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2197)
“Our Firm is representing numerous DePuy ASR hip lawsuit plaintiffs in this proceeding. We are looking forward to the April conference, as it will likely provide important, up-to-date information about issues impacting our clients’ claims,” says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free case reviews to individuals who were allegedly injured by hip implants included in the DePuy ASR recall.
DePuy ASR Hip Litigation
According to court documents, more than 7,000 DePuy ASR hip lawsuits have been filed in the Northern District of Ohio on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered painful and debilitating complications due to the hips metal-on-metal design. The artificial hips were recalled in August 2010 after data indicated that the devices were failing at an unacceptably high rate within just five years of implantation.* All of the lawsuits pending in the proceeding allege that DePuy Orthopaedics failed to subject the devices to sufficient testing to ensure their safety, and did not adequately warn patients about their potential risks.
Court records indicate that a DePuy ASR settlement program was announced in the Northern District of Ohio on November 19, 2013, and could ultimately resolve the majority of cases involving the recalled hip implant that are currently pending in state and federal courts. Initially, participation in the program was limited to DePuy ASR recipients who had undergone revision surgery due to a recall-related reason prior to August 31, 2013. However, an Order issued by the Court on February 20th expanded the settlement to include those who had undergone a revision by January 31, 2015.
According to court documents, the DePuy ASR settlement program will provide a base award of $250,000 to each eligible plaintiff. However, some plaintiffs may be eligible for a larger award if they, for example, required multiple revision surgeries, or if they experience "certain extraordinary injuries" in the future. In other cases, the base award may be reduced depending on certain other factors, including prior medical history.
Individuals who allegedly suffered serious complications related to the DePuy ASR recall, including metallosis, adverse local tissue reactions, chronic pain, or premature device failure, 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.
*fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/MetalonMetalHipImplants/ucm241770.htm#2, FDA, August 2010
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