DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits have been centralized under the Honorable Brian R. Martinotti in New Jersey. Although the New Jersey Supreme Court did not assign the litigation as a “mass tort,” a coordinated discovery process will be handled under Judge Martinotti.
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The DePuy ASR hip implant was voluntarily recalled on August 26, 2010 after data was received which indicated that after 5 years, 13 % of patients who received the implants need to have a second surgery.
According to the NJ Courts website, litigation involves claims for damages and injuries caused by the hip implants.