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Deadline to Register DePuy ASR Settlement Claims Is Jan. 6

Those who received revision surgery to replace their ASR hip implants and who are looking to qualify for a share of the multibillion DePuy ASR settlement have until Monday Jan. 6 to file the necessary paperwork according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP explains the upcoming deadlines and registration requirements. … Read more

DePuy ASR, Stryker Settlements Dominated Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant News in 2013

Settlement talks were big news in the world of metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuits involving the DePuy Orthopaedics ASR and Stryker’s similar ABG II and Rejuvenate products. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP which represents clients in DePuy hip recall lawsuits notes that this year DePuy agreed to a multibillion dollar settlement and Stryker recently settled some… Read more

New Order Issued in Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant MDL

A federal judge in Ohio issued a new case management order on Dec. 5 regarding the DePuy ASR lawsuits consolidation in federal court in that state according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP indicates that many of those lawsuits could potentially qualify for a portion of the multibillion dollar DePuy settlement announced in… Read more

Proposed Additional DePuy ASR Settlement Compensation Reported

On top of a multibillion dollar DePuy ASR settlement Johnson & Johnson could pay an additional $1 billion in patients’ medical expenses related to the company’s recalled DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP explains what it means for those considering an agreement to settle. The additional funds set… Read more

Retired Judge Selected As Claims Administrator in DePuy ASR Settlement

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 reports on the news and discusses what it means for those who have filed or are looking to file an ASR hip lawsuit. … Read more

Johnson & Johnson Agrees to $2.5 Billion DePuy ASR Lawsuit Settlement

Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics agreed Nov. 19 to a DePuy ASR hip settlement of at least $2.5 billion according to news reports. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP a metal-on-metal hip implant law firm notes that those who underwent revision surgery will be eligible for a settlement but settlement is… Read more

Nov. 19 Federal Court Status Conference Could Involve DePuy Settlement Talks

A federal court judge handling DePuy ASR hip lawsuits ordered on Friday an open court conference for Nov. 19. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP notes that the meeting’s rather last-minute scheduling could be related to settlement talks. The 4:30 p.m. open court conference was scheduled just days after widespread media reports … Read more

RLG Explains What DePuy Settlement Means for Stryker Patients

Following news in a Nov. 13 New York Times article that Johnson & Johnson will pay out $4 billion in DePuy settlements of metal-on-metal ASR hip implant lawsuits RLG comments on the status of Stryker lawsuits. Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II are products similar to the ASR and lawsuits are pending in federal and state courts…. Read more

DePuy Settlements to Top $4 Billion Pending Court Approval

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics will reportedly offer $4 billion in DePuy settlements to resolve thousands of DePuy ASR hip lawsuits in state and federal courts according to a Nov. 12 Bloomberg Businessweek article. RLG notes that part of the agreement says that future patients who find their hip implants are allegedly defective will still be… Read more

DePuy ASR Lawsuits Progressing in New Jersey Court

DePuy ASR hip lawsuits are progressing in New Jersey state court. A status conference is coming up on Nov. 21 according to court documents. The RLG which represents clients in DePuy hip lawsuits notes that periodic case management conferences are part of the typical pretrial proceedings in the statewide consolidation of ASR cases…. Read more

DePuy Settlement Update

Recently medical giant Johnson & Johnson was reportedly considering settlement of more than 11 000 DePuy ASR hip lawsuits in state and federal courts for $3 billion. The Bloomberg article that first reported on the possible DePuy mass settlement indicated that Johnson & Johnson was awaiting the outcomes of a series of bellwether… Read more

New Jersey DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit ‘Resolved’

Bergen County District Court in New Jersey has deemed a DePuy ASR hip lawsuit “resolved” and removed the matter from its trial calendar according to court documents. There are few details about the resolution of the lawsuit available in court documents (MacDonald et al v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. et al; BER-L-1856-12… Read more

First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Federal Bellwether Trial Delayed

The first federal bellwether trial originally scheduled to begin on Sept. 24 in Cleveland was delayed 90 days to allow for more preparation according to court documents. RLG a metal-on-metal hip implant law firm maintains a comprehensive DePuy ASR information page atwww.rotlaw.com/depuy-asr-hip. This is the second continuance of the… Read more

Calif. Judge to Determine if DePuy ASR Case Will Go to Trial

A California man’s DePuy ASR hip lawsuit is set to be the first bellwether trial in a state court consolidation on Oct. 10 but that could change if a judge grants Johnson & Johnson its subsidiary DePuy and related defendants a summary judgment on Sept. 13 according to court documents. RLG … Read more

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