Friday, November 12, 2010

Multidistrict Litigation Possible in DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Lawsuits

By Jack Simony

A judicial panel on multidistrict litigation will meet next week at Duke University Law School  to hear arguments on whether MDL should be followed  for the DePuy hip replacement recall lawsuits, according to a report on

In August, DePuy Orthopaedics recalled 93,000 if their ASR XL Acetabular Systems and ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems, because a study from the National Joint Registry showed 1 in 8 ASR recipients had problems with in 5 years if getting them.

In some cases a second hip surgery was required.

Those suing the company allege the devices wre defective and not tested correctly.

- By Jack Simony

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