Navigation Links
DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit News: Calif. Judge to Determine If Metal-On-Metal Case Will Go to Trial, Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports

(PRWEB) September 16, 2013

A California man’s DePuy ASR hip lawsuit is set to be the first bellwether trial in a state court consolidation on Oct. 10, but that could change if a judge grants Johnson & Johnson, its subsidiary DePuy and related defendants a summary judgment on Sept. 13, according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, a metal-on-metal hip implant law firm, maintains a comprehensive DePuy ASR information page at

Johnson & Johnson and the other defendants filed the motion for summary adjudication with Judge Richard A. Kramer in July, and plaintiff Robert Eugene Ottman had until Aug. 30 to respond, according to court documents (Robert Eugene Ottman v. Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. et al, CGC-12-517391; Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco). Kramer oversees California’s consolidation of more than 600 ASR metal-on-metal lawsuits, according to court documents (DePuy ASR Hip System Cases, JCCP-4649, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco).

“The defendants are asking the judge to rule in their favor on the facts and the law without the necessity of a trial,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. “This is common. Ottman will oppose summary judgment in favor of the defendants, of course. Summary judgment is rarely granted, however, because the bar for proving that it is appropriate is very high.”

One of the potentially dangerous adverse side effects of the metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip replacement device is that its components can form friction with each other, causing metal poisoning, or “metallosis,” according to a Jan. 17 FDA safety communication.* That is, small, heavy metal ions can break off into the implantee’s bloodstream and cause neurological problems and other issues.

DePuy recently was said to be considering the settling of ASR lawsuits for about $3 billion, according to an Aug. 21 Bloomberg story.** In 2010 Johnson & Johnson recalled 93,000 metal-on-metal hip implants worldwide, about 33,000 of those in the United States. A bellwether trial in the federal case consolidation is scheduled to begin on Sept. 23, according to court documents (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation; MDL-2197, U.S District Court for the Northern District of Ohio).

The Rottenstein Law Group LLP encourages those who believe they have suffered from the ASR’s alleged side effects to visit the firm’s website to download a free informational brochure to learn more about ASR lawsuits and side effects and how to contact an attorney for a free consultation.



The Rottenstein Law Group LLP is a New York-based firm that represents clients nationwide in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients hurt by defective medical devices and medications. (Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

The Rottenstein Law Group LLP
Rochelle Rottenstein, Esq.
321 W. 44th Street
# 804
New York NY 10036
(212) 933-9500 (office phone)
(212) 933-9980 (facsimile)
rochelle (at) rotlaw (dot) com

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Lawsuit Trial: Jury Selection in First Federal Trial of DePuy ASR Hip Recall Lawsuit to Begin on September 24th, Wright & Schulte LLC Reports
2. DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuits: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports on Latest Developments in Federal Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits
3. Judge Orders Postponement of First Bellwether Trial in DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.’s Multidistrict Litigation, Pushing It to Sept. 24, Parker Waichman LLP Reports
4. DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit News: Lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC Await Start of First Federal Bellwether Trial in DePuy ASR Hip Recall Litigation
5. DePuy Metal Hip Implant Lawsuits Help: Resource4thePeople Reports Billions in Settlements Considered as Key Trial Approaches
6. DePuy ASR Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Looks Forward to Start of First Bellwether Trial in Federal DePuy ASR Recall Litigation
7. DePuy Knee Sleeve Lawsuits Help: Resource4thePeople Expands Recall Reviews to include both Knee and Hip Cases
8. DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit News: Claims Filed in Federal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Litigation Approach 5,000, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
9. First Bellwether Trial in Multidistrict Litigation for DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.’s All-Metal Hip Implant to Commence on September 9 in Ohio’s Northern District, Reports Parker Waichman LLP
10. DePuy ASR Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Release of Latest Case Management Order in New Jersey DePuy ASR Recall Litigation
11. DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuits Move Forward, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Upcoming Conference in Federal Pinnacle Hip Litigation
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Newly reviewed and approved “NJ ... graduated from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 1935. His father graduated from ... family being in dentistry as well as their commitment and passion to the Practice ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... The ... National Poison Data System (NPDS) reveals that in 2014, someone called a poison ... over two million of which were human exposure cases. , The American Association ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... , ... Two years ago, Debbie Gregory, the CEO of, found herself ... Meditation (TM). After encouraging a number of veterans to go through the program, ... the talk. , TM is becoming one of the best alternative treatments for Post-Traumatic ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... ... The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) announced today that it has launched ... ASCP shared its “Give a minute. Get tested. Find a cure.” icon and infographic ... tested for HIV. , ASCP has asked members to replace their Facebook, Twitter, or ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Beach, FL (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 ... ... of Consumer Reports magazine, quoted Michael Hansen, Ph.D., a senior scientist at Consumer ... and even more so for a child’s exposure limits. , The original Nov ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... REHOVOT, Israel , Nov. 30, 2015 ... focused on acquiring and developing innovative therapies for ear, ... of Keith A. Katkin as chairman of ... Flesher , chief executive officer for OticPharma, Ltd.  "Keith ... As chairman, he will be able to share this ...
(Date:11/29/2015)...  Strengthening its leadership in connected healthcare informatics, ... IntelliSpace Portal 8.0 , the latest edition of ... helps radiologists detect, diagnose and follow-up on treatment of ... North America Annual Meeting (RSNA) in ... the changing demands in radiology that result from an ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... GE Health Cloud 1 was unveiled today at the ... America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago ... ecosystem and its applications will connect radiologists and clinicians to ... – both inside and outside the hospital setting. ... the digital industrial leader, we are betting big on the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: