Wednesday, January 2, 2013

DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit status for 2013

Bernstein Lepphard

DePuy Orthopaedics is facing more than 6,000 claims in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio involving its ASR hip replacement devices. The DePuy ASR hip recall was issued in August 2010, after the devices were found to have an unacceptably high failure rate. According to court documents, 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).

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  1. Hi - this is my first time viewing your blog. Your site came up in a search for "high blood levels of chromium cobalt."

    I was just notified by my physician over the phone that my levels are 7.4 (Cobalt) and 9.1 (Chromium). I have no idea what this means, but I don't believe that "it's nothing to worry about (her words)."

    I had both hips replaced in 2004, and am trying to figure out why I've been feeling crappy for the last few years. Anyway, thanks for all of the info you post here!

  2. Hi Chris,

    you can see the "normal range levels on the chart in this URL:

    Just scroll to the chart and look at the normal line. You can also compare that to my levels on another line so you can see how high they can go.

    LMK if you have other questions.



  3. Hi Chris,

    I just thought of one other article that might give you some guidance. Look at this article in terms of what the Brits recommend for certain blood levels: