Thursday, July 18, 2013

Plaintiff is Replaced in First Bellwether Trial in DePuy ASR Multidistrict Litigation, Notes Parker Waichman LLP

New York, New York (PRWEB) July 16, 2013
 
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, notes that U.S. District Judge David A. Katz, who is presiding over the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation (MDL) in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, has replaced the Plaintiff in the first bellwether trial. A July 8 Court Order declared that the case of Dorney-Madgitz v. DePuy (Case No. 1:11 dp 20112), which had been scheduled as the first bellwether trial, has been vacated, with McCracken v. DePuy (Case No 1:11 dp 20485) taking its place. The trial date remains September 9, 2013. The overall litigation is entitled: In Re DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2197).

The Plaintiff in the new bellwether trial, Ann McCracken, was implanted with the DePuy ASR metal hip on or around Aug. 24, 2009, and alleges that, as a result of the procedure, “she suffered and continues to suffer serious bodily injury and was forced to undergo revision surgery on or around Jan. 17, 2011,” according to court documents. McCracken resides in Rochester, New York.

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