New York, New York (PRWEB) December 28, 2014
The federal court overseeing thousands of DePuy ASR hip lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/) has extended the deadline by which non-revision plaintiffs must decide to enter into a tolling agreement with Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order posted December 24th on the website for the U.S. District Court, Northern District Ohio, such plaintiffs must now notify the Court by January 31, 2015 if they intend to continue with their case or voluntarily dismiss their lawsuit. Per an earlier court Order, plaintiffs who opt for voluntarily dismissal would enter into a tolling agreement with the defendants that would call for the refiling of their claim should they require revision of their ASR hip implant in the future.* (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2197)
“We are representing numerous plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits in this proceeding. As non-revision plaintiffs are not eligible to participate in the settlement program announced last year, entering into a tolling agreement may be a viable option for these individuals,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices.
The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to individuals who allegedly experienced metallosis, chronic pain, disability, premature hip implant failure, and other serious complications allegedly related to devices included in the DePuy ASR recall.
DePuy ASR Litigation
According to court documents, the DePuy ASR hip recall was announced in August 2010, after data indicated that the metal-on-metal hips were failing at an unacceptably high rate within just five years of implantation. Since then, thousands of product liability claims have been filed in state and federal courts on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered serious complications due to their ASR hips, most of which have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation established in the Northern District of Ohio.
Last November, the Court announced the establishment of the DePuy ASR settlement program, which could ultimately resolve the majority of cases pending in state and federal courts. However, those eligible to participate in the program were limited to DePuy ASR recipients who underwent revision surgery to replace their implant due to a recall-related reason prior to August 31, 2013.
Individuals who allegedly suffered serious complications related to the DePuy ASR recall may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. To learn more about the DePuy ASR litigation, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For a free, no obligation case review, please call the Firm directly at 800-511-5092.
*ohnd.uscourts.gov/assets/CMO-24A.pdf, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, December 24, 2014
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