(PRWEB) June 30, 2013
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics filed a motion on June 14 in federal court to disallow two plaintiffs’ experts to discuss their opinions of the ASR design in the coming September bellwether trial, according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, which represents clients in DePuy ASR injury compensation lawsuits, publicizes this information and discusses what it means for those who want to file a lawsuit.
In making the request, DePuy asserted that the two experts’ testimonies are irrelevant to the case that will become the first bellwether trial in the federal DePuy ASR multidistrict litigation, according to court documents in Dorney-Madgitz, et ux. v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., et al. (11-dp-20112; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio).
“It is not uncommon for defendants to file a motion like this,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group LLP. “Plaintiffs will often file similar motions about defense experts. That said, if the experts are prevented from testifying, then it could affect the plaintiffs’ case. However, these are not likely the only two experts retained by the plaintiffs.”
The lawsuits allege that their metal-on-metal hip implants caused the plaintiffs injuries such as metal poisoning, severe joint pain and the loosening of the implants, according to court documents. A recent trial in California resulted in the plaintiff’s winning about $8.3 million in damages, according to court documents in Kransky v. DePuy (no. BC456086, Los Angeles Superior Court). DePuy recalled the ASR in 2010.
The Rottenstein Law Group LLP represents clients in ASR hip implant lawsuits. The firm encourages those who believe they have suffered from the ASR’s alleged side effects to visit its FAQ page to learn more about the side effects and eligibility for filing a lawsuit.
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