Navigation Links
The Lanier Law Firm Readies for First Hearing in Nationwide Hip Implant Litigation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lanier Law Firm and attorneys from around the country are gathering in Florida this week for the first status conference involving hip implant cases in In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2197).

U.S. District Judge David A. Katz of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio is holding the initial coordination hearing in West Palm Beach on Thursday, January 20.

The Lanier Law Firm filed the lead motion for national coordination of all DePuy hip implant lawsuits, and also filed the country's first hip implant claim in California after last year's recall.

"Consolidating this massive litigation allows thousands of faulty hip implant victims to have their cases handled more quickly and efficiently," says Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm. "This is the first step in resolving these lawsuits and making sure patients get the help they need."

Mr. Lanier and attorney Dana Taschner, who leads the firm's Los Angeles office, represent hundreds of DePuy hip implant patients across 30 states and overseas. The firm is providing information for patients online at

Johnson & Johnson recalled the two implants last year after many patients required a second surgery to correct problems. The recalled units, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics unit, include the ASR XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System. More than 93,000 patients purchased the implants before the recall.

The firm's lawsuits allege that DePuy and Johnson & Johnson have known since 2007 that the hip implants were prone to fail based on a faulty design that causes metal-on-metal contact. Initial studies showed that more than 10 percent of DePuy implant recipients required corrective surgery within five years. New evidence presented this month by a British researcher indicates that the DePuy hip implants could have a failure rate as high as 50 percent within the first six years.

With offices in Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Houston and New York, The Lanier Law Firm represents clients across the U.S. in recalled hip implant claims, pharmaceutical liability lawsuits, product liability cases, and many others.

For more information, please contact J.D. Cargill at 713-659-5200.

SOURCE The Lanier Law Firm
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Oklahoma City Thunder Point Guard Russell Westbrook and NBA Legend Bob Lanier Join Vaccines for Teens Educational Campaign to Urge Local Teens to Take Their Best Shot at Health
2. Federal Panel Grants Lanier Law Firm Motion for Hearing on National Coordination of DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits
3. Rochester Medical Announces First Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call Tuesday, January 25, 2011
4. First Hotspur Peripheral Angioplasty Case Completed
5. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with First Lady of Virginia Marks Expansion of Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL, Inc.)
6. Cobalis Corp. Receives $415,000 First Purchase Order from Major Retail Pharmacy for PreHistin® Allergy Defense Formula
7. Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. Hosts Fiscal 2011 First Quarter Earnings Webcast
8. First Five-Year Outcomes Published on CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Prostate Cancer
9. BD Announces Live Webcast of First Fiscal Quarter Earnings Conference Call
10. Stereotaxis Announces CE Mark and First Human Case for Vdrive™
11. Nonin Medical Announces Microsoft® HealthVault™ Certification of World’s First Continua™-Certified, Bluetooth® Wireless Fingertip Pulse Oximeter at CES 2011
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... MARIETTA, Ga. , Dec. 1, 2015 ... purchase Dallas, Texas -based Tenet Healthcare,s ... WellStar Board of Trustees approved the strategic move following ... expand upon its proven clinical care models and patient ... improved access to healthcare to new communities. ...
(Date:12/1/2015)...  Eyeon Therapeutics has received a Notice of ... on a charged hydrophilic polymer developed at Particles ... has been shown to be safe and effective ... Mitchnick , MD, CEO states, "This second set ... in conjunction with a therapeutic agent.  Nanoparticles coated ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Pharma Tech Outlook recently conducted a comprehensive ... Management Solution Providers - 2015 .  After careful consideration ... CIOs, VCs, analysts, and the Pharma Tech Outlook editorial ... 10 clinical data management solution providers (check out the ... 36 respectively). --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Visage accelerates mobile ... wholly owned subsidiary of Pro Medicus Ltd. (ASX: PME), has announced they are ... of North America (RSNA) 2015 annual meeting through December 3 in Chicago, Illinois, ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... that it has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation ... FierceMobileHealthcare. Next IT Healthcare was recognized as a finalist in the category of ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... MA (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... Lutronic, ... release of Clarity, the latest addition to the devices for sale in the United ... 755 nm Alexandrite and long-pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG lasers, into a single platform that ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... PYA’s latest ... Integration ,” addresses a main “pain point” for merging or aligning healthcare provider ... a deal is signed. This quick-read guidance suggests that failing to recognize ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... PartnerTech , ... membership and leadership since 2008. Gary Bruce, President of PartnerTech North America, currently ... spent a significant amount of time in Sweden since joining PartnerTech based in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):