The faster these pre-trial proceedings progress, the closer hip implant recipients get to their days in court.
(PRWEB) February 26, 2013
The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients in metal-on-metal hip replacement lawsuits, is closely tracking the progress of the newly formed Multi-County Litigation in the Superior Court of New Jersey for the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement recall lawsuits. Information relevant to the case can be found on http://www.strykerhipreplacementrecall.net.
Most recently, on Feb. 20,* the court held a case management conference, designed to move pre-trial proceedings forward. This included the forming of a Plaintiff’s Steering Committee, a group of attorneys who represent all the plaintiffs’ attorneys in the consolidation. The MCL, In Re Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Litigation (Case No. 296, Bergen County, New Jersey Superior Court), was formed in January to allow pre-trial duties such as discovery to be handled in a centralized fashion, thus avoiding duplication and providing for expediency.
“The faster these pre-trial proceedings progress, the closer hip implant recipients get to their days in court,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group, which manages an informational website designed to help those who believe they have suffered injuries evaluate if they have a case.
In July 2012 Stryker, based in Kalamazoo, Mich., a subsidiary of Howmedica Osteonics Corporation of Mahwah, N.J., announced a recall of both its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacements because of a potential for corrosion and fretting that could result in adverse local tissue reactions and possible pain and swelling around the hip, according to Stryker’s website.** Lawsuits for another recalled metal-on-metal hip device, the DePuy ASR, are also consolidated in an MCL in Bergen County (In Re DePuy ASR Hip Implants Litigation, BER-L-3971-11).
The next case management conference is at 10 a.m. on March 19.
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