The first trial date has been set for one of the many lawsuits brought against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. concerning its recalled ASR hip implants. The trial, which is set to begin December 3 in a Las Vegas, Nevada state court, will involve three Nevada plaintiffs who had their hip-replacement devices removed and replaced, according to Dailymarkets.com.
So far, only ten plaintiffs have received the go ahead to be excluded from the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) and have their trials in state courts. Three are in Nevada, three are in Maryland, one is in Wisconsin, and another in Utah. Two are in Florida.
This is considered a victory for attorneys representing these clients because slow moving MDL’s can be ponderous and tend to work in favor of large corporations.
Over 3,000 cases have been consolidated in the MDL in U.S District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. They were incorporated into the MDL because the cases are considered similar enough to share the discovery process.
There is also a second DePuy trial scheduled to take place in Maryland in January 2013. That trial involves the three plaintiffs from Maryland who also had to have the recalled devices replaced.
Although no Florida trial date has been set for the two Florida plaintiffs, a federal judge did rule in January that they could keep their ASR hip recall cases in Florida State Court instead of in U.S. Federal Court.
If you have had to replace a recalled hip implant or have suffered serious side effects and complications due to a faulty ASR device, you need to call the Florida DePuy hip replacement recall attorneys at Farah & Farah. Our knowledgeable team is here to discuss your legal options and your best strategy to move forward with your case. Call us at (800) 533-3555 today.