DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuit Trial Postponed

The long awaited first jury trial in the DePuy ASR hip implant federal multidistrict litigation was set to begin on June 3, 2013. Judge Katz moved the trial to September 2013. Judge Katz is the federal judge in charge of the vast majority of DePuy ASR cases which are in the federal court system. Lawyers for the injured patients argued for a shorter postponement of only a few weeks but the judge thought that due to the number of unsettled legal issues and the fact that the next open trial date on his calendar was not until September that the trial would be moved to September.
In August it will be three years since the DePuy ASR hip implant recall and DePuy has yet to make any fair offers to settle these cases. I believe that at this point only repeated jury trial will force this company to the table to settle these cases. They cannot try 11,000 lawsuits so they have to institute a settlement program at some point.
So far, there have been two jury trials in the state courts of California and Illinois. The first verdict was in California for 8.3 million dollars and the second jury verdict in Chicago was zero for the plaintiffs.
Saunders and Walker and other law firms around the country are continuing to fight for victims of this greedy company and we hope that justice will prevail sometime soon in the future.