We continue to hear from individuals affected by the DePuy ASR recall who have suffered debilitating injuries, including metallosis, early device failure, revision surgery and other complications related to the ASR recall.
New York, New York (PRWEB) March 16, 2013
Lawsuits stemming from the DePuy ASR recall continue to make their way through a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order recently posted on the court’s website, Judge David A. Katz has approved a mandatory supplemental disclosure form for plaintiffs that asks for specific information on bilateral implants and revision surgeries, and requests medical authorizations. The Form must be filed by all plaintiffs, even if they have already filed Preliminary Disclosure Forms with the court. “This Form is not a verified discovery response and is not evidence, but is designed to obtain information the Court finds necessary to assess the need for future discovery,” the Order sates. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2197)
“We continue to hear from individuals affected by the DePuy ASR recall who have suffered debilitating injuries, including metallosis, early device failure, revision surgery and other complications related to the ASR recall. We look forward to continued progress in this litigation," says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is actively filing DePuy ASR hip lawsuits in the federal litigation underway in Ohio.
DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Lawsuits
According to a recent Bloomberg News report, at least 10,700 lawsuits have been filed since the DePuy ASR recall was announced in August 2010. The metal-on-metal hip implant was pulled from the global market in August 2010, after it was found to be failing early in an unacceptably high number of patients. Current estimates now indicate the metal-on-metal hip implant could fail in more than 40% of recipients within five years of implantation.* Court documents indicate the first trial in the federal DePuy ASR litigation is scheduled to get underway this spring.
On March 8th, the jury hearing arguments in the nation’s first trial involving a DePuy ASR hip lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff, awarding him $8.3 million in damages. (Kransky v. DePuy, BC456086, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County (Los Angeles)) A second trial involving the ASR began this week in Illinois’ Cook County Circuit Court. According to Bloomberg, the Plaintiff’s attorney alleged during opening statements that DePuy Orthopaedics knew two years before the metal-on-metal hip replacement was recalled that the ASR was flawed, and that metal particles shed from the hip could cause tissue death and the need for revision surgery.
Individuals who suffered serious complications related to the DePuy ASR recall may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. A wealth of information about filing a DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuit is available on Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/. For additional information, please contact one of our attorneys by calling 877-779-1414.
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