Depuy Hip Replacement Product Recall and Lawsuits
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Dec 09, 2010 in Defective Products
When a product is used by a large number of people and it proves to be defective to the point where lawsuits begin to be filed in large numbers, the resulting litigation, discovery issues and pretrial motions can tie up court dockets in several jurisdictions. Therefore, a common step when such a legal issue arises is for all of these individual claims to be consolidated into one large case so that the issue can be handled more efficiently. Such appears to be the case in regards to the recalled DePuy hip replacement parts that have led to more than 150 lawsuits filed by DePuy hip replacement lawyers. Below is a brief overview of this issue.
Defective DePuy Hip Replacement Implants
The high number of DePuy hip replacement lawsuits were filed by individuals across the country because they proved to be defective for several different reasons. These products were used to replace hip joints that needed to be replaced in patients who were experiencing extreme pain and who were generally unable to remain mobile. The products used were supposed to serve as artificial hip joints and they were supposed to last for up to 15 years. However, many patients experienced the same severe pain and anguish when these products began to malfunction, and many people needed additional surgeries to correct the problem. This led to the filing of these lawsuits, all of which basically assert the same claim - that DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, manufactured and sold defective hip replacement parts that led to serious injuries and pain and suffering.
Consult a DePuy Product Recall Lawsuit Attorney
Based on the decision to consolidate the cases that have been filed under one federal judge in Ohio, DePuy hip replacement attorneys will now be able to collaborate on their cases and work together on the discovery process. Discovery basically entails the gathering, organizing and exchanging of evidence between the parties so that each side can be fairly prepared for trial. In essence, this decision allows for this process to be completed once as opposed to more than 100 times.
This step also means that anyone who has been harmed as a result of trusting a DePuy hip replacement part should seek the immediate help of DePuy hip replacement recall attorneys who have been helping consumers hold corporations accountable for the harm they have caused. If this includes you or someone you love, contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.