DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson and Johnson, are facing more than 6,000 personal injury and defective metal on metal hip product claims in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. These lawsuits involve its metal on metal ASR hip replacement devices.
DePuy ASR Federal and State 2013 Trials
The first trial date in 2013 over the recalled DePuy ASR artificial metal on metal hip devices is scheduled to begin this week in Maryland state court, with a second trial expected to begin later in January in California state court. The first trial in the federal DePuy ASR hip litigation will begin on May 6, 2013 with a second trial set for July 8, 2013. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2197).