DePuy ASR Recall Litigation Moves Forward, as Federal Court Schedules Conference, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The Firm is currently representing numerous DePuy ASR hip plaintiffs who have filed claims in the federal multidistrict litigation.

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Our Firm is representing numerous plaintiffs who have filed DePuy ASR lawsuits in this proceeding, all of which allege the metal-on-metal hip implants caused recipients to experience metallosis, psuedotumor formation, and other debilitating complications.

The federal court overseeing thousands of DePuy ASR hip lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/) has scheduled its next open court conference, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio on January 2, 2015, the conference will take place on January 30, 2015 at the Paul G. Rogers Federal Building and United States Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida. The proceeding will commence at 10:30 a.m., in a courtroom to be determined at a later date. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2197)

“Our Firm is representing numerous plaintiffs who have filed DePuy ASR lawsuits in this proceeding, all of which allege the metal-on-metal hip implants caused recipients to experience metallosis, psuedotumor formation, and other debilitating complications. We are pleased with the litigation’s continued progress, and look forward to this upcoming conference,” 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 United Kingdom joint registry 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.

On November 19, 2013, the DePuy ASR settlement program was announced in the Northern District of Ohio. Court documents indicate that 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. According to an Order dated October 30, 2014, those plaintiffs who have not undergone revision surgery, and who are therefore not eligible to participate in the settlement program, have been offered tolling agreements that would suspend the statute of limitations for their claims in return for voluntary dismissal of their cases. Those who opt to enter into such a tolling agreement would be entitled to refile their DePuy ASR lawsuit should they later require revision surgery. Non-revision plaintiffs have been directed to inform the Court of their decision in this matter by January 31, 2015.

Individuals who allegedly suffered serious complications related to the DePuy ASR recall 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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