Many hip implant clients we are speaking with have one important question: Will my defective DePuy ASR hip implant case be grouped together into a large class action?
This is an understandable concern, given the experiences many people have had with class actions. The worry is that a DePuy ASR or Stryker class action would turn a person with a serious, life-altering injury into just another number among many hundreds of other plaintiffs. The fear is that one case would get lost in the mix.
Walkup Melodia is not pursuing a metal-on-metal class action. First, we view each of our defective hip cases as a substantial case that deserves individual focus. Our tradition at Walkup Melodia over the past 50 years has been to fully work up and prepare catastrophic injury cases for trial. Using this approach, we consistently ensure that each case receives the full attention it deserves and that our clients achieve maximum recoveries. We are bringing this same approach to our DePuy ASR hip implant cases.
DePuy ASR Class Actions Unlikely
Some clients have DePuy ASR hip implants in both hips and some require more than one hip implant revision surgery. Some have a good recovery after a hip implant revision surgery while others have ongoing problems. In short, no two DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuits are the same. As a result, we believe it is very unlikely that a court will certify a DePuy ASR class action.
On the state level, Walkup Melodia has filed most of its DePuy ASR hip implant cases in San Francisco Superior Court. We expect that these cases will be coordinated, a procedure in which all the California state DePuy ASR hip implant cases are heard by one judge somewhere in California. The benefit of this approach is that each DePuy ASR hip implant case gets consistent rulings because only one judge, not several dozen, will be supervising the cases. The judge supervising the DePuy ASR hip implant cases will also set the schedule for how those cases proceed.
There is a similar procedure on the federal level, known as “multidistrict litigation.” With DePuy ASR multidistrict litigation, a panel of federal judges chooses the one federal district court in the country that will supervise the federal DePuy ASR cases.
Experienced DePuy ASR And Stryker Hip Implant Personal Injury Attorneys
If you received an ASR hip implant and are experiencing problems, you may qualify for compensation for physical damage, additional surgeries and your pain and suffering. Do not contact DePuy Orthopaedics or Johnson & Johnson without first talking to a DePuy hip recall lawyer with experience handling defective medical device cases nationwide. It’s important that you understand your rights.
For a free consultation to discuss your case, call us at (415) 981-7210 or contact the Walkup firm online. We handle DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuits in California and nationwide.