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Lawsuit Bellwether Trials Set For 2013, Hip Replacement Lawyers Ready

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Depuy Hip Replacement Blog, Stryker Hip Replacement

The  Hip Replacement bellwether trials are set for 2013. The judge overseeing thousands of United States lawsuits over defective DePuy ASR hip implants has set the first trial for May 6, 2013, and the second will follow on July, 8, 2013.

In a status conference on July 25, 2012, the Hon. Judge David A. Katz announced the upcoming schedule for moving federal cases forward In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2197). He said the bellwether cases must be selected by Aug. 8, 2012, and the discovery process must be completed by Nov. 1, 2012. The designation of the cases for the bellwether trial is due by Dec. 1, 2012.

DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuits

Will decide as to whether DePuy’s ASR XL Acetabular Hip System, a device used in hip replacement surgery, was defectively designed and/or manufactured, and whether DePuy failed to provide adequate warnings concerning the device, which DePuy recalled along with another ASR device,3 the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, in August 2010.

All recipients of the metal on metal hip replacements are urged to check for chromium and cobalt toxicity.

New Hip Replacements, Stryker Hip Replacement Recalls

Stryker has  recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems

Types of Metal On Metal Hip Replacements

Metal Ball and Polyethylene (Plastic) Cup or Liner (MoP) .
Metal Ball and Metal Cup (MoM)
Ceramic Ball and Plastic Cup or Liner
Ceramic Ball and Ceramic Liner
Ceramic Ball and Metal Socket

Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems ( Stryker metal component hip replacements )