The first stage of resolving the faulty hip replacement compensation claims made against DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. for their faulty hip replacement systems has begun in the United States.
Solicitors representing thousands of claimants making DePuy hip recall compensation claims in the multi-district litigation action are to take depositions from three DePuy executives to determine the company´s structure and policies on electronically stored data. It is believed that the depositions will lead to significant information about the sales and marketing practices of DePuy Orthopaedics which will strengthen their clients´ faulty hip replacement compensation claims.
Over one thousand claimants are making faulty hip replacement compensation claims against DePuy Orthopaedics in this action. However, more than 93,000 thousand people received the recalled ASR hip replacement systems between 2003 and 2010 and, with a failure rate approaching 13 per cent in the United States, more than ten thousand recipients of the faulty hip replacement systems could be entitled to claim compensation.
The first stage of the multi-district litigation process is scheduled to be completed by the end of April, at which time the Honourable Judge David A. Katz of the Northern District of Ohio will begin to hear pre-trial arguments from both parties. As the trial progresses, it is anticipated that more people will have to undergo revision surgery, and the number of faulty hip replacement claims could rise still further.