DePuy ASR Lawsuit News: Federal Court Overseeing Thousands of Claims Issues New Case Management Order

April 12, 2015 6:00 AM EDT

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New York, New York (PRWEB) April 12, 2015

The federal court overseeing thousands of DePuy ASR hip lawsuits ( has extended certain deadlines pertaining to plaintiffs who have not undergone revision surgery to replace their hip implant. According to an Order issued on April 1st in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, non-revision plaintiffs who have elected to continue their cases now have until April 30, 2015 to complete initial discovery. The deadline for Non-Revision Election has also been extended to April 30th, with initial discovery now due 90 days from the submission of an election form. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2197)

"Our Firm is representing numerous plaintiffs who have filed claims in the DePuy ASR recall litigation, and we are pleased to see that these cases are moving forward. The extension of the election deadline gives non-revision plaintiffs more time to decide whether or not to continue their cases, or to voluntarily dismiss their claims and enter into a tolling agreement with DePuy Orthopaedics," says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free case reviews to individuals who were allegedly injured by hip implants included in the DePuy ASR recall.

DePuy ASR Litigation
According to court documents, more than 7,000 DePuy ASR hip lawsuits have been filed in the Northern District of Ohio on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered chronic pain, metallosis, premature device failure, and other debilitating complications related to its metal-on-metal design. DePuy Orthopaedics originally offered tolling agreements to non-revision plaintiffs via a Case Management Order issued on October 30, 2014. The tolling agreements will extend the statute of limitations governing a plaintiff's DePuy ASR lawsuit in return for its voluntary dismissal. Plaintiffs who elect this option will be permitted to refile their claim if they require revision of their ASR hip implant for a recall related reason in the future

Court records indicate that a DePuy ASR settlement program was announced in the Northern District of Ohio on November 19, 2013. Originally, eligibility for the settlement had only included those who had undergone a revision as of August 31, 2013. On February 20, 2015, eligibility was expanded to include DePuy ASR hip recipients who underwent revision surgery for recall-related reason by January 31, 2015. Plaintiffs wishing to participate in the expanded settlement program have until May 1, 2015 to submit their claim.

DePuy ASR hip recipients who were allegedly harmed by this metal-on-metal hip may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. To learn more about the DePuy ASR litigation, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website. For a free, no obligation case review, please call the Firm directly at 800-511-5092.

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About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3 billion on behalf of our clients. The National Law Journal has recognized Bernstein Liebhard for twelve consecutive years as one of the top plaintiffs' firms in the country. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

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Sandy A. Liebhard, Esq.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP
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