PRESS RELEASE:

Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a New York law firm nationally recognized for its consumer protection and mass tort practices, reports that on June 11, 2012, the Honorable David A. Katz, who is overseeing In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2197”), currently underway in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, issued an order scheduling the next status conference in the DePuy ASR MDL. The status conference is set for July 25, 2012 at the Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

Bellwether Trials Of Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuits In DePuy ASR Hip MDL To Be Scheduled

The last DePuy ASR MDL status conference was held on June 5, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Counsel updated Judge Katz on the discovery process, reporting on the production of documents, the status of depositions and the coordination between the federal and state ASR hip lawsuits. In addition, the lawyers leading the litigation are actively working to schedule bellwether trials. The first federal bellwether trial is expected to take place in Spring 2013. The first state court trial is scheduled to take place in Nevada in December 2012, with another state court trial set for January 2013 in Maryland.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP Continues To File Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuits

In addition to actively filing hip replacement lawsuits in the DePuy ASR MDL, the hip lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are also filing lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have been implanted with certain metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip replacements, in In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2244”), which is currently underway in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. In addition, the firm is investigating cases concerning a metal hip implant manufactured by Wright Medical Technology, Inc. Lawsuits involving the Wright Conserve hip replacement were recently consolidated in In re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2329”), which is now pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Those who have experienced metal hip implant side effects may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries. Learn more about filing a metal hip replacement lawsuit by visiting our website, www.consumerinjurylawyers.com, or by watching this video.

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Published June 13, 2012 by