DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes New Case Management Order Issued in New Jersey DePuy ASR Hip Recall Litigation

The Firm is representing hundreds of clients in DePuy ASR lawsuits who allegedly suffered serious complications, including metallosis and premature device failure, related to the 2010 DePuy ASR hip recall.

New York, New York (PRWEB) April 20, 2013

DePuy ASR hip lawsuits continue to move forward in litigations throughout the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to documents posted on the Court’s website, a New Case Management Order has been issued in the DePuy ASR hip litigation underway in New Jersey Superior Court that addresses, among other things, the selection of cases for the litigation’s first trials. Court records indicate that 637 DePuy ASR lawsuits have been filed so far in the New Jersey proceeding. (In Re DePuy ASR Hip Implants Litigation, BER-L-3971-11)

“We continue to hear from alleged victims of the DePuy ASR hip recall who have suffered serious complications, including metallosis and premature device failure. We look forward to more progress in this proceeding, as well as in the multidistrict litigation established for DePuy ASR hip lawsuits now underway in Ohio federal court,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices, including hundreds of clients in DePuy ASR lawsuits. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to anyone allegedly affected by the 2010 DePuy ASR hip recall.

DePuy ASR Hip Recall
The DePuy ASR hip recall was announced in August 2010, after the metal-on-metal hip implants were found to be failing in 12-13% of recipients within just five years of implantation. However, The New York Times recently reported that court documents unsealed in one DePuy ASR lawsuit included an internal analysis conducted by Johnson & Johnson in 2011 that indicated the recalled hip implants are likely to fail in nearly 40% of recipients within just 5 years of implantation.*

Court records indicate that there are more than 10,000 DePuy ASR lawsuits currently pending in courts throughout the U.S. Most of those lawsuits have been filed in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP is actively filing claims. The first trial in that litigation will begin this Spring. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2197)

In March, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded more than $8 million to a plaintiff in the nation’s first trial of a DePuy ASR lawsuit (Kransky v. DePuy, BC456086, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County). However, earlier this week, a jury in Chicago found for Johnson & Johnson in a second trial (Strum v. DePuy, 2011-L-9352, Circuit Court of Cook County). According to a report from The New York Times, documents disclosed in the course of both proceedings indicated that Johnson & Johnson and DePuy knew that the ASR was defective years before the recall was announced in 2010. However, that information was not shared with the public or the medical community.**

Alleged victims of the DePuy ASR hip recall may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. A wealth of information regarding DePuy ASR hip lawsuits is available on Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For additional information, please contact one of our attorneys by calling 877-779-1414.

*nytimes.com/2013/01/23/business/jj-study-suggested-hip-device-could-fail-in-thousands-more.html?ref=health&_r=0
**nytimes.com/2013/04/17/business/johnson-johnson-wins-case-on-artificial-hip.html?ref=health&_r=0

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