New York, New York (PRWEB) August 30, 2013
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, notes that, according to court documents, U.S. District Judge David A. Katz, who is presiding over the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation (MDL) in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, has ordered that the first bellwether trial’s start date remain September 9, 2013, even though an earlier Order had vacated what was originally supposed to be the first bellwether trial, the case of Dorney-Madgitz v. DePuy (Case No. 1:11 dp 20112). The start of the new initial trial, McCracken v. DePuy (Case No 1:11 dp 20485), remains September 9. The overall litigation is entitled: In Re DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2197).
The Plaintiff, Ann McCracken, was implanted with the DePuy ASR metal hip on or around Aug. 24, 2009. According to the Complaint, she alleges that, as a result of the procedure, “she suffered and continues to suffer serious bodily injury and was forced to undergo revision surgery on or around Jan. 17, 2011,” according to court documents. McCracken resides in Rochester, New York.
“Revision surgery is a primary concern when metal-on-metal implants fail, so we are pleased to be less than two weeks away from the start date,” said Daniel C. Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker Waichman LLP. “Many implant patients will often require multiple revision surgeries. These procedures involve the surgeon replacing the hip implant and also repairing any bone and/or tissue damage caused by metal debris shed by the implant. Revision surgeries are of increasingly longer durations and entail increasingly lengthier rehabilitation periods. The high c
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