On December 3, 2010 the decision to consolidate the DePuy hip implant recall litigation was made, giving all cases filed in U.S. courts to Judge David A. Katz in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
During the consolidation, seven pending actions were transferred to Judge Katz from Alabama, California, Kentucky, Illinois, Mississippi, and Utah. According to the Transfer Order, “The actions share factual issues as to whether DePuy’s ASR XL Acetabular Hip System, a device used in hip replacement surgery, was defectively designed and/or manufactured, and whether DePuy failed to provide adequate warnings concerning the device, which DePuy recalled along with another ASR device,3 the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, in August 2010.”
Since then, according to a Conditional Transfer Order filed on December 15, 2010, a further 96 DePuy ASR lawsuits were filed in 34 different federal district courts.
Do I have A Case?
Patients who have suffered serious side effects following the implementation of a Depuy hip replacement may receive monetary compensation if courts judge in favor of the plaintiffs. To be considered for inclusion, however, you must ask yourself, “Do I have a case?”
Consider these questions about the Depuy hip replacement:
1) Have you or a loved one received a Depuy hip replacement?
2) Have you or a loved one suffered injury as a result of the implant?
3) Did you or your loved one receive medical attention or additional treatment after sustaining the injury?