October 16, 2013 | Thornton Law Firm Share:Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Oct 16, 2013 4:30:00 PM A second DePuy ASR hip implant case scheduled for trial this month has been resolved, according to court records. The lawsuit, MacDonald et al v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. et al, was filed in the Bergen County division of the New Jersey Superior Court and was scheduled to go to trial on October 21, 2013 before the Honorable Brian R. Martinotti. There are few details about the settlement available at this time and, as with prior Depuy hip settlements, the terms will likely remain confidential. As we wrote in an earlier post, pretrial settlements are positive news for anyone injured by DePuy ASR hip replacement devices. Bellwether trials or test trials, provide valuable insight into how juries might rule in similar cases. Additionally, trials are expensive and time consuming, and the waiting time for a trial date can go on for years. Being able to obtain a settlement that adequately compensates an injured party in a reasonable time period, without the expense and uncertainty of trial, is a benefit to the injured party. Thornton Law Firm represents individuals injured by the defective Depuy ASR hip system across the country. We have formed an expert team with decades of relevant experience to represent individuals who have been injured or developed complications from DePuy’s ASR or Pinnacle hip implants. For a free evaluation of your legal rights against Johnson & Johnson, tell us your story here, or call Attorneys Marilyn McGoldrick, David Strouss or Dave McMorris at 1-888-341-1395.