DePuy Litigation Update
All of the cases filed across the nation involving the DuPuy ASR metal-on-metal hip have been consolidated in Ohio in a single MDL. “MDL” stands for multi-district litigation and allows a single court to consolidate all related actions into a single court for uniform pre-trial. Once all of the discovery (exchange of documents and depositions of key witnesses) and the MDL is complete each Plaintiff is afforded the opportunity to litigate his or her case where it was originally filed, assuming that jurisdiction and venue are proper in the originating court.
The MDL has proceeded more-or-less smoothly since it began a couple of years ago. Please check our blog periodically for updates on how the MDL is proceeding and for recent developments. If you or a loved-one has suffered pain, memory loss and/or a revision surgery following the implantation of a DePuy ASR hip, contact the Merman Law Firm for immediate representation.