The first federal trial involving DePuy Orthopaedic Inc.’s metal-on-metal hip implant device that was set to begin on September 9, 2013 has been continued for 2 weeks by Court order. The order cited the need for additional discovery and consideration of additional legal matters as the reason for the delay. The trial is now set to begin on September 24, 2013.
Even with the delay, this trial is set to be the first federal trial of nearly 8,000 cases currently being coordinated in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) before Judge David Katz.
As reported by The National Law Journal, this case involves a woman who claims she was required to remove her DePuy ASR XL hip implant following her hip becoming dislocated. Plaintiffs in these cases are generally alleging that DePuy’s metal-on-metal ASR XL hip implants prematurely fail and require replacement. Many implants have required replacement within 5 years of the original surgery.
If you or a loved one has had hip replacement surgery and experienced complications or have had to undergo revision surgery as a result of a faulty DePuy ASR XL hip implant or any other hip or knee replacement devise, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Lopez McHugh for a free case evaluation.