Thousands of patients have filed a DePuy ASR lawsuit after allegedly suffering painful and debilitating complications as a result of the recalled hip implants. While most of these actions are pending in federal court in Ohio, thousands of others have been filed in state courts throughout the U.S. The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are actively filing claims in the federal litigation and continue to offer free, no obligation DePuy ASR hip lawsuit evaluations to anyone injured by this device. If you or a loved one were harmed by one of these DePuy ASR recall metal-on-metal hip implants, we urge you to contact us to discuss filing your own DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuit today.
Plaintiffs who have filed a DePuy ASR hip lawsuit allege the devices can shed dangerous amounts of metal debris when the cobalt-chromium ball and cup rub together during the course of normal activities, such as walking. DePuy ASR lawsuit plaintiffs also claim that Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit were aware of this risk, yet failed to warn patients or the medical community.
Victims who have filed a DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuit claim to have suffered a number of serious complications because of the devices, including:
Many individuals who have filed a DePuy ASR hip lawsuit have had to undergo painful revision surgeries to have their device removed and replaced. Unfortunately, many have remained permanently disabled due to the bone loss and tissue death caused by their ASR hip.
As of January 2013, more than 7,400 claims were pending in the DePuy ASR hip lawsuit multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (MDL No. 2197). Multidistrict litigations are established when a large number of federal lawsuits involving similar allegations have been filed or are expected to be filed. When such a litigation is established, all federally filed claims involving those allegations are transferred to a single federal jurisdiction for discovery and pretrial proceedings. The goal of a multidistrict litigation is to conserve court resources and foster consistent rulings. If the cases cannot be resolved by this process, they will be sent back to their original jurisdictions for trial.
Generally, a judge presiding over a multidistrict litigation will designate several lawsuits for bellwether trials, which will be used to gauge how juries might rule in similar claims. The judge overseeing the DePuy ASR hip replacement multidistrict litigation has scheduled its first bellwether trials for May and July of 2013.
If you received an ASR hip, a DePuy ASR lawsuit may be able to help you collect compensation for expenses related to your injuries, including:
If you underwent hip replacement surgery and experienced complications after receiving a recalled implant, please consider joining the thousands of other patients who have already filed a DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuit. To learn more about the legal options available to you, please call Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at for your free DePuy ASR lawsuit consultation.