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.

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.… Read More


Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics has agreed to settle a DePuy ASR hip lawsuit before trial. The case would have been the first “bellwether” trial in a California state court consolidation of ASR cases. The Plaintiff, Mr. Robert Eugene Ottman, was set to begin presenting his case in two weeks in state court in San Francisco. … Read More


DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., recalled the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular Hip System on August 24, 2010, three years ago this coming Saturday. The three-year statute of limitations applicable to Massachusetts claims (and claims in states with a similar limitations period) could possibly expire in many cases at the end of this month. DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, recalled its ASR Hip System because of an exceptionally high failure rate and resulting metal poisoning. DePuy’s Pinnacle® metal-on-metal hip system, which remains on the market today but is being phased out by J&J, is experiencing similar failures.… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Mar 11, 2013 12:16:00 PM On Friday, March 8, a California jury awarded 65-year old Loren Kransky $8.3 million dollars to compensate him for stabbing pain, inability to walk and sleep, and metal poisoning which led his doctors to perform surgery to completely remove and replace his defective DePuy hip… Read More


On January 17, the FDA issued new guidance for patients with metal hip implants. While the DePuy ASR hip implants were recalled over 2 years ago, this is the first time the FDA has issued guidance regarding all metal hip implants. What is new is that the FDA is recommending that patients with certain symptoms… Read More