Johnson & Johnson Hip Replacement Lawsuits Set for Trial

The first of more than 6,000 product liability lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson over its recalled DePuy hip replacements are set to go to trial later this year.

The complaints, which were filed in both federal and state courts, claim the metal-on-metal hip replacements caused plaintffs to experience infections, pain, and bone fractures. The first trial is scheduled for December in Nevada state court and another is slated for January 2013 in federal court in Maryland, according to Bloomberg News.

Johnson & Johnson recalled 93,000 ASR hip implants in 2010 due to high failure rates.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a metal-on-metal hip replacement, contact Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation and to find out if a product liability lawyer may be able to help you. Call us today at (800)-561-7154.