First Hearing Held in DePuy Hip Replacement Federal Lawsuits
The federal court overseeing the DePuy hip replacement lawsuits pending against DePuy Orthopaedics held a status conference yesterday. Lawyers from the consumer injury law firm Bernstein Liebhard LLP and a number of other law firms which have also filed cases on behalf of those suffering injuries from the recalled DePuy hip implants attended the hearing.
The hearing came shortly after the federal lawsuits concerning DePuy hip replacements were consolidated by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) before United States District Court Judge David A. Katz of the Northern District of Ohio.
The hearing yesterday focused on which lawyers would serve on the plaintiffs’ steering committee. The lawyers at the hearing, most of whom represent plaintiffs in DePuy hip lawsuits, were each given two minutes to give a presentation before Judge Katz. Defense counsel representing DePuy Orthopaedics were present in the courtroom. Judge Katz will likely make a decision about the membership of the steering committee in the next few weeks, before the next DePuy hip court conference, which Judge Katz indicated may be in early February.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is actively investigating and litigating cases on behalf of its clients who have undergone DePuy hip implant surgery. Since DePuy was forced to recall its defective hip implant in August, Bernstein Liebhard has provided a wealth of consumer information concerning the defective DePuy hip implant on its website, 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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