Trials to be set for DePuy Hip Litigation

Posted by Buck Daniel

August 7, 2012 – The Judge in charge of the federal court’s MDL regarding the DePuy ASR hip litigation has scheduled two bellwether trials for 2013. These trials are intended to set a precedent for the remaining 1000+ cases involved in this litigation. Although the particular cases have not been chosen, this signifies a substantial move forward by the Plaintiffs to begin resolving all cases where victims have been injured by DePuy’s defective hip implant. Candidates for these trials will be submitted to the court by December 1st, 2012, and if an agreement cannot be made between lawyers for each side, then the judge will choose which cases will be placed in front of a jury.