As we have previously reported, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. has recalled its ASR hip replacement device. There are thousands of cases pending across the country related to the ASR device. These cases continue to proceed in state and federal courts.

The cases currently pending in Bergen County, New Jersey continue to move closer to trial. However, one of the first cases scheduled for trial has now settled. The most recent case management order indicates that that case has been resolved and removed from the docket pending a signed stipulation from the parties. Some commentators are optimistic that DePuy is considering a global settlement that will end the litigation nationwide. In New Jersey, the next Case Management Conference is scheduled for November 21, 2013.

If you have had a hip replacement, which used the DePuy ASR or DePuy Pinnacle devices, you can contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against the DePuy manufacturers.