update Woman Who Sued DePuy in Maryland Over ASR Hip Replacement Recall Might Join Federal Cases, RLG Reports

Attorneys for a former dancer who filed a DePuy lawsuit over the company’s recalled ASR hip replacement system have withdrawn the suit and are considering joining a federal consolidation of cases, the Rottenstein Law Group reports based on a Jan. 8 Bloomberg article.

The Rottenstein Law Group maintains a DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Information Center to provide patients with information about DePuy recalls and legal options for those who believe they have been injured by DePuy devices.

Moira Jackson sued DePuy in Prince George’s County Circuit Court in Maryland, alleging that the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary did not provide enough warning about the risks of the device. These side effects include metal poisoning, pain and the need for corrective surgery. DePuy recalled 93,000 of its metal-on-metal ASR hip replacement systems in August 2010 (including more than 37,000 in the United States) amid complaints about its serious side effects, according to Bloomberg.

But on Jan. 8, Jackson withdrew her suit and under conditions of the agreement between Jackson and J&J her claims will be subject to refiling in federal court, according to the Bloomberg article. Thousands of cases across the United States have been consolidated into a federal multidistrict litigation, overseen by Judge David Katz in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (In re DePuy Orthopedics Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, 10-MD-2197).

“The Rottenstein Law Group is here to help those who believe they have been injured by the serious side effects of DePuy’s hip replacement systems,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. “Contact us today so we can evaluate if you have a case.”

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