The lawsuits against ASR hip replacement manufacturers Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics are continually being filed, according to recent news sources.
Over 350 cases were filed in a Ohio Federal court in August alone. All of the cases about the metal-on-metal implants are tied to one case undergoing pre-trial proceedings in North Ohio. In order to eliminate delays and to promote judicial efficiency, Judge David Katz allowed the patients to consolidate their cases in a multi-district litigation. Texas has also adopted a similar policy toward case consolidation in order to avoid district transfers.
Since the direct filing option was made available in January, more than 1,700 cases have been filed, with 700 in the last two months alone. If you or someone you care about received a DePuy hip replacement, it is strongly recommended that you contact a DePuy ASR recall lawyer. You can contact a DePuy hip recall lawyer at our law firm to talk about protecting your rights. Even if you have not yet experienced symptoms of failure, it’s important to talk to an attorney about your hip replacement as statistics show that the majority of these hip replacements will fail. Remember, the law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim, so act immediately.