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As Published on the DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Website
The consolidated federal DePuy ASR lawsuitsotherwise known as the MDL No. 2197 (In re DePuyOrthopedics, Inc. Hip Implant L...
Basing on the case management orders issued byJudge Katz, lawyers of the plaintiffs are required tosubmit a Plaintiff Fact...
Cases filed after Sept. 26, 2011involving plaintiffs who havealready     undergone    revisionsurgery have 90 days from th...
“We are pleased that discovery in the MDL is movingforward and have already started gathering the requestedinformation. As...
The DePuy Orthopedics Inc. is allegedly funneling ASRhip recall cases through an MDL because itsproceedings are complicate...
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Case Management Orders Propel DePuy ASR MDL Forward

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http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com/ The consolidated federal DePuy ASR lawsuits otherwise known as the MDL No. 2197 (In re DePuy Orthopedics, Inc. Hip Implant Liability Litigation) finally moves forward with the Honorable David A. Katz issuing several case management orders. After the high profile DePuy metal-on-metal hip replacement recall in August 2010, many lawsuits were filed against Johnson & Johnson (J&J), DePuy’s mother company. December of the same year, many of those lawsuits were consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) under Judge Katz. The U.S. House of Representatives committee members have asked for an investigation of metal-on-metal hip replacements, a move which coincided with the latest development of the DePuy ASR MDL.

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Case Management Orders Propel DePuy ASR MDL Forward

  1. 1. As Published on the DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Website
  2. 2. The consolidated federal DePuy ASR lawsuitsotherwise known as the MDL No. 2197 (In re DePuyOrthopedics, Inc. Hip Implant Liability Litigation)finally moves forward with the Honorable David A.Katz issuing several case management orders.After the high profile DePuy metal-on-metal hipreplacement recall in August 2010, many lawsuitswere filed against Johnson & Johnson (J&J), DePuy’smother company. December of the sameyear, many of those lawsuits were consolidated intoa multidistrict litigation (MDL) under Judge Katz.The U.S. House of Representatives committeemembers have asked for an investigation of metal-on-metal hip replacements, a move whichcoincided with the latest development of the DePuyASR MDL.
  3. 3. Basing on the case management orders issued byJudge Katz, lawyers of the plaintiffs are required tosubmit a Plaintiff Fact Sheet and Medical RecordsAuthorization on behalf of their clients who haveundergone revision surgery or are scheduled toundergo revision surgery. As a discovery tool, thedefendant will use the Plaintiff Fact Sheet inobtaining basic information about the plaintiff aswell as specific information about the nature of theplaintiffs injuries. According to the orders, thePlaintiff Fact Sheets and accompanying MedicalRecords Authorizations for cases currently pendingbefore the court involving plaintiffs who haveundergone revision surgery, must be submitted byDec. 26, 2011.
  4. 4. Cases filed after Sept. 26, 2011involving plaintiffs who havealready undergone revisionsurgery have 90 days from thedate of filing to submit thePlaintiff Fact Sheets and theMedical Records Authorizations.Lawyers for plaintiffs whounderwent revision surgery aftertheir cases have been filed have120 days from the date of thesurgery to submit the requiredforms. The plaintiffs have alsobeen required to producedocuments that support theirclaims against the defendants.
  5. 5. “We are pleased that discovery in the MDL is movingforward and have already started gathering the requestedinformation. As more and more of our clients arescheduled to have their ASR hip replacements revised, weanticipate having to submit these Plaintiff Fact Sheets forthe majority of our clients,” said Felecia L.Stern, Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, who representsclients in the DePuy hip replacement lawsuits. Twocompany representatives will have their depositions onOct. 20 as per request of plaintiffs.
  6. 6. The DePuy Orthopedics Inc. is allegedly funneling ASRhip recall cases through an MDL because itsproceedings are complicated and typically take muchlonger than litigation in state court, the DePuy ASRHip Recall Law Firm Alliance earlier said. TheAlliance’s Brian Franciskato said that “DePuy’s doggedefforts to keep these cases in the MDL show that itfeel they have a better legal standing in the MDLvenue than in state court.” With the US Food and DrugAdministration (FDA) still receiving complaints onmetal-on-metal hip replacements, more lawsuits arestill expected to be filed in connection with the DePuyhip replacement recall despite the MDL’s recentdevelopment.

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