Call for Hip and Knee Device Warranties

    Consumer Reports published an article in September 2013 calling for medical device manufacturers to provide warranties for hip and knee implant devices.  As the byline states, “Paying to replace a defective device isn’t a cost for you to bear”.  Surprisingly, these devices now do not usually have warranties.

    DePuy ASR Bellwether Trial Continued

    The first DePuy ASR bellwether trial was scheduled to begin on September 9th in the consolidated federal multi-district litigation (“MDL”) before Judge David Katz in Toledo, Ohio.  The trial was adjourned for two weeks and reset on September 24, 2013.  Judge Katz issued an Order last Friday to set aside the September 24, 2013 trial Continue Reading

    Series of DePuy ASR Cases Set for Trial This Year in the United States

    There are approximately 11,500 DePuy ASR cases pending in the United States in various state and federal courts.   A series of DePuy ASR trials are scheduled in the fall of 2013.  The first is a bellwether trial scheduled in the federal consolidated multi-district litigation (“MDL”) before Judge David Katz in Toledo, Ohio.   Bellwether actually means Continue Reading

    Recalled DePuy ASR Class Action Lawsuit Certified in Canada

    The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently certified a class action lawsuit brought by Canadian citizens who were allegedly injured as a result of the recalled DePuy ASR hip system.  Justice Edward Belobaba approved three issues for certification in his August, 27, 2013 opinion – whether the DePuy ASR implants are defective, whether the manufacturers Continue Reading