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DePuy ASR Hip Recall News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Irish Health Services Plan to Launch Major Review of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants
Date:7/9/2013

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According to TheJournal.ie, regulators in the U.K. have already conducted a review of metal-on-metal hips. In the U.S., the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been investigating the devices since February 2011, amid concerns that they can shed dangerous amounts of metal debris in patients, leading to metallosis and other adverse local tissue reactions, pain and swelling, and ultimately premature failure of the device. In January 2013, the FDA advised all patients fitted with metal-on-metal hips to undergo metal ion testing if they were experiencing signs or symptoms of device failure. The agency has also proposed new rules that would subject all-metal hips to greater regulatory scrutiny.***

Court documents indicate that Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit are currently named in more than 11,000 lawsuits filed in U.S. courts on behalf of alleged victims of the DePuy ASR hip recall. Most of the DePuy ASR lawsuits pending in this country have been filed in a multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP is actively filing claims. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2197) While court documents indicate that the first trial in that litigation will not begin until the fall, two DePuy ASR hip lawsuits have already been heard by juries at the state court level. In March, a plaintiff was awarded more than $8 million after a Los Angeles Superior Court jury found that the ASR was defectively designed. (Kransky v. DePuy, BC456086, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County) However, a jury in Chicago found for Johnson & Johnson in a second trial just one month later. (Strum v. DePuy, 2011-L-9352, Circuit Court of Cook County).

DePuy and Johnson & Johnson are also named in lawsuits involving a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System, most of whic
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