Nationwide Hip Implant Recall Lawyers Feel Positively About the Creation of MDL 2197 in Northern District of Ohio for DePuy Patients

DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2197) was directed to the Northern District of Ohio by the MDL Panel.  The Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) process helps conserve parties’ resources, and saves time for the judiciary and the attorneys for both sides.  Judge David A. Katz will handle pre-trial issues for ALL DePuy hip implant recall cases.  Judge Katz oversaw Ortho Evra birth-control patch litigation against Johnson & Johnson as well.

Hip replacement systems have been the subject of massive litigation before.  Sulzer AG settled with its users in 2001 for $1 billion for its Sulzer Medica unit.

What Does This Mean for My DePuy Hip Case?

DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson recalled DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System.  At least 93,000 hip devices are out there.  Do you have one?  A significant percentage of these hip implants will fail within five years of being placed in your body.

Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest health-care products company, along with its subsidiary DePuy recalled these hip products after researchers found many patients needed “revision surgery” because of design defects.

If you or a loved one has received the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System or DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System and have experienced pain, additional revision hip surgery, failure of your device, or metal poisoning, visit our dedicated DePuy Recall website and contact our DePuy hip recall attorneys now to make sure you are compensated.