DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, announced a recall in August of 2010 for two of its hip replacement products after many patients reported injuries from the flawed all-metal implant and early device failure. The now-recalled defective DePuy devices are known as Articular Surface Replacement (A.S.R.) and were available in two versions: the A.S.R. XL Acetabular System and the A.S.R. Hip Resurfacing System.
About 93,000 people worldwide, beginning in the early 2000s, were treated with the DePuy hip implants before they were recalled in late 2010. One-third of these 93,000 patients are in the United States while the other two thirds, over 60,000, are located throughout the rest of the world including Germany and the United Kingdom. Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. is an international law firm currently actively involved in the lawsuits and can help you whether you are in the United States, Europe, or elsewhere.
The DePuy recalled hip litigation had been consolidated by court order in United States Federal Court in the Northern District of Ohio. The cases are consolidated under the Multi-District Litigation # 2197 before Judge David A. Katz. There are sixteen outstanding case management orders and several amendments to the orders that must be complied with dealing with such varied issues as the correct storage of your removed artificial hip to factual and legal matters established by the court. If you do not have competent counsel, you may run afoul of the court’s standing orders thereby affecting your ability to recover money and other compensation.
Accordingly, Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. is currently actively involved in enforcing claimants’ legal rights, which must be timely made as part of the complex federal court litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and styled In RE: DePuy ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. ASR HIP IMPLANT PRODUCTS.
Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. urges that you should not wait until you or a loved one experiences failure of a hip implant device before seeking legal counsel. DePuy Orthopaedics is making limited menial efforts to compensate affected patients, but their compensation may not include appropriate monetary compensation for damages such as lost wages or pain and suffering that a lawyer may be able to secure for you. Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. urges victims to seek their legal representation to ensure that they do not waive legal rights or settle for less than the full amount to which they are entitled. All legal rights have time limits which, once passed, may bar all legal rights. Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. urges all victims to take prompt legal action to ensure maximum compensation.