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Plaintiff Furnishes Witness List for First Trial in DePuy ASR Multidistrict Litigation, Reports Parker Waichman LLP
Date:8/15/2013

(PRWEB) August 15, 2013

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, reports that, based on a document filed on Aug. 12, 2013, in the District Court, Northern District of Ohio, the Plaintiff in the first bellwether case in the lawsuit entitled: In Re DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2197) has identified 95 witnesses who could be called to testify on her behalf. The trial is slated to begin on Sept. 9, 2013 (McCracken v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., et al., Case No. 1:11-dp-20485).

Plaintiff Ann McCracken was implanted with the DePuy ASR metal hip on or around Aug. 24, 2009, and 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.

“Considering the kinds of injuries these metal-on-metal hip implants are alleged to have caused, it is important that we continue moving forward,” said Daniel C. Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker Waichman LLP.

According to information posted on Jan. 17, 2013, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA), those with metal hip implants may experience adverse events after surgery, including:

  •     Hip dislocation, when the ball of the thighbone (femur) slips out of its socket in the hip bone (pelvis)
  •     Bone fracture
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