DePuy ASR Hip Recall | DePuy Hip Recall Lawsuit Ohio

Depositions Scheduled in DePuy ASR Hip Recall MDL

Shay Morrigan | March 26th, 2012

Judge David A. Katz has scheduled the deposition of several witnesses relating to the DePuy ASR hip recall MDL currently proceeding in the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. In December 2010, the U. S Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered that each federal DePuy hip recall lawsuit involving the DePuy ASR be consolidated in Ohio, and since then, Judge Katz has been moving forward with pretrial proceedings.

The scheduled depositions will affect each plaintiff’s DePuy hip lawyer, as they involve evidence pertinent to every case.

More DePuy hip recall lawsuit filings after 2010

In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics initiated a DePuy ASR hip recall, withdrawing from the market the ASR hip system after receiving reports of a higher than normal percentage of hip implant failures. Since then, more patients have come forward to file a DePuy hip recall lawsuit, in the hopes of winning compensation to help pay for surgeries and other related medical costs.

Plaintiffs in the current MDL, represented by a DePuy hip lawyer, claim that the company failed to warn patients and physicians about the risks associated with their all-metal implant.

Deposition schedule affecting each DePuy hip recall lawsuit

According to various notices of oral and video deposition submitted to the MDL court, plaintiffs are scheduled to take the depositions of numerous DePuy executives, including the Product Director, Vice President of Sales, Hip Product Development Manager, and Vice President of World Marketing.

What deposition means to each DePuy hip lawyer

Deposition is the out-of-court oral testimony of a witness that is then translated into a written document for later use in court or for discovery purposes. Such deposition, in cases involving a DePuy ASR hip recall product, is usually taken by a DePuy hip lawyer, and will affect each DePuy hip recall lawsuit moving forward.

Depositions are part of the discovery process and help all parties gather necessary information in preparation for trial. All of these depositions will need to be completed before any cases may proceed to trial in the Ohio MDL.