Our DePuy hip recall attorneys are providing this update on the current status of DePuy defective hip lawsuits pending throughout the United States. These lawsuits are being vigorously pursued on behalf of patients who have been harmed by these defective medical devices. Favorable outcomes in these lawsuits will benefit other patients who have been injured and those with the implants who may experience serious problems down in the years to come.
A trial was set to start on September 9, 2013 against DePuy Orthopaedics for a woman who suffered injuries from a metal on metal hip replacements. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff, a woman from New York, suffered a dislocated hip and consequently was forced to undergo surgery to remove her ASR XL hip implant. This is the first of nearly 8,000 such lawsuits jurors will face, which have been coordinated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) before U.S. District Judge David Katz. This trial will be closely followed and updates on the outcome and key court rulings will be posted as the news comes in. A jury verdict in her favor will set the tone for future hip defect lawsuits.
In California, a trial is scheduled to begin October 15. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer is overseeing about 2,000 defective DePuy ASR cases. In New Jersey, Bergen County Superior Court Judge Brian Martinotti has scheduled the first trial of more than 600 defective hip cases for October 21, 2013. New Brunswick, New Jersey, is where DePuy’s parent company, Johnson & Johnson, has headquarters. A November 8, 2013 trial is scheduled to start in a state court in Florida for a defective DePuy hip device. Another trial is scheduled for November 8, 2013 in state court in Florida.
If you or someone that you know has had serious complications from a DePuy hip implant, you should contact our Michigan Hip Recall Lawsuit attorneys immediately at (800) 606-1717 to start your case. There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuits so it is important that you contact our office immediately.