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DePuy ASR Lawsuit Settlement Update: Retired Judge Selected As Claims Administrator, Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports

(PRWEB) November 28, 2013

Last week a federal court in Ohio chose a retired judge as the claims administrator for the multibillion dollar DePuy ASR hip settlement, according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, which represents clients in ASR lawsuits and maintains the ASR recall informational website, reports on the news and discusses what it means for those who have filed or are looking to file an ASR hip lawsuit.

Judge David A. Katz chose James J. McMonigle of Cleveland to oversee claims stemming from plaintiffs in ASR hip lawsuits in state and federal courts, 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).*

“Claims administrator is an important position,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group LLP. “He will supervise and administer the landmark settlement program that could involve several thousands of claimants.”

Johnson & Johnson agreed to the multibillion dollar DePuy ASR settlement last week as a means to resolve a majority of the ASR lawsuits pending, according to a Nov. 20 New York Times report.** Each plaintiff in an ASR lawsuit who underwent revision surgery would get a $250,000 base payout plus additional compensation depending on factors such as the need for additional surgery or medical attention, according to court documents. The agreement to settle with those who underwent revision surgery sets aside at least $2.5 billion.

There are about 12,000 DePuy ASR hip lawsuits pending in federal and state courts, about 8,000 of which were brought by plaintiffs who underwent revision surgery, according to the Times. The remaining 4,000 or more lawsuits involve plaintiffs who allege they suffered from adverse side effects such as metal poisoning. Those individuals—and even those who have had revision surgery—are still eligible to pursue options outside of settlement, according to a Nov. 20 Reuters story.***

Multimillion Dollar Verdict
DePuy ASR hip lawsuits have had positive outcomes at trial in state courts. In March 2013 a California jury awarded plaintiff Loren Kransky more than $8 million, according to court documents (Kransky v. DePuy Orthopaedics; BC456086, Los Angeles Superior Court). In October 2013 DePuy settled with plaintiff Robert Eugene Ottman for an undisclosed sum, according to court documents (DePuy ASR Hip System Cases; CJC-10-004649, San Francisco Superior Court, Calif.).

DePuy ASR Hip Recall
In 2010 Johnson & Johnson recalled 93,000 hip implants, including 37,000 in the United States, according to the Times, which also said that internal documents from Johnson & Johnson determined that 40 percent of ASR hip implants would fail within five years.

The Rottenstein Law Group LLP encourages those who believe they have suffered from the ASR’s alleged side effects to visit its FAQ page to learn more about DePuy ASR hip lawsuits, settlements 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.)

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