DePuy ASR Claims “Resolved”

Ennis & Ennis, P.A. Provides the Latest Update on DePuy ASR Metal Hip Litigation
Aug. 7, 2012 - PRLog -- Three Plaintiffs who allegedly sustained injuries from DePuy ASR hip implants have resolved their claims against DePuy Orthopaedics, the manufacturer and distributor of the subject implants, according to HarrisMartin.  [1]. The case was scheduled to begin trial December 3, 2012 and would have been the first ASR hip implant case to go to trial against DePuy, a division of Johnson and Johnson.  “Well, this is a movement in the right direction,” commented attorney David Ennis of Ennis & Ennis, P.A.  “In 2007 the Australian Registry warned J & J of the high revision rate with these devises and it continued to sell the devices worldwide, subjecting our clients to unnecessary pain and suffering.  So hopefully these claims will continue to be resolved.“

The details of the resolution are not available, but A Motion to Dismiss is expected to be filed in the Clark County District Court in Nevada, where the lawsuit is pending.  

DePuy began selling the ASR implants overseas in 2003 and submitted results of the ASR clinical studies to the FDA in 2007, which resulted in the FDA non-approval letter in August 2009.

In November 2009, DePuy announced plans to phase out its ASR implants, which were suffering declining sales.  However, it wasn’t until March 2010 that DePuy issued an alert.  [2].

Meanwhile, DePuy also issued an alert as to the ASR cup, which had utilized a regulatory loophole and received FDA clearance in 2005, as part of a standard hip implant.  Both of these ASR devices are based upon the same component, an all-metal socket cup, which experts say was faulty in design.

In August 2010 DePuy recalled both ASR devices due to high rate of revision surgeries required to correct or remove the defective implants.  [3].

Each state has its own statute of limitations, so it may not be too late to file a claim and you need to consult a lawyer before your statute runs out.

Contact the lawyers of Ennis & Ennis, PA today for a free, nationwide, confidential consultation by calling toll free 1-800-856-6405 or by going to and completing an online case evaluation form.

Ennis & Ennis, P.A. is a nationwide law firm with offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Washington D.C.  that concentrates its practice in mass torts and represents individuals against pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers.

Ennis & Ennis, P.A. has been representing clients individually since 1986 and has recovered over $100 million in settlements for its clients.

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