Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports that Preliminary Discovery is Underway in DePuy MDL
Initial discovery in the federal DePuy litigation has begun. On March, 25, 2011, plaintiffs took the first step in the discovery process by identifying and noticing certain witnesses for depositions. According to the deposition notices, plaintiffs plan to take three separate depositions of DePuy executives beginning on April 26 and concluding on April 28. Specifically, plaintiffs are seeking information regarding the company’s: (1) retention policies; (2) electronically stored information; and (3) corporate organization. The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP view this development as an important step forward in the federal litigation. We are currently investigating and litigating cases on behalf of our clients who have undergone DePuy hip implant surgery and are offering free and confidential legal consultations to individuals who received the defective hip implants.
DePuy MDL Moves Forward
These early depositions about DePuy’s retention policies, its electronically stored information and its corporate structure are important tools for plaintiffs because they will help plaintiffs target their substantive discovery requests. In addition to identifying topics plaintiffs intend to address during the deposition , plaintiffs have also identified specific documents they would like defendants to produce related to the ASR Hip Systems. Plaintiffs have requested such information as corporate organizational charts and agreements related to the sale and distribution of the ASR hip replacements.
Since DePuy was forced to recall its defective hip implant in August, Bernstein Liebhard LLP has provided a wealth of consumer information concerning the defective DePuy implant on its website, www.consumerinjurylawyers.com. If you or a loved one have had hip replacement surgery and have been implanted with a defective DePuy hip, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries.
For more information about filing a DePuy hip recall lawsuit, contact an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP at (877) 779-1414 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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