DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Class Action
Trial concludes in hip class action
On 26th June 2015, the trial in the DePuy ASR hip replacement class action concluded. The trial ran over 17 weeks in the Federal Court in Sydney. His Honour Justice Robertson will deliver his judgement on a date to be fixed.
In what could be one of the largest class actions in Australia’s history, the action was brought against DePuy International Ltd (DePuy) and Johnson & Johnson Medical Pty Ltd (JJM) in 2011 by Shine Lawyers and Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
The action alleged that the DePuy hip implants were defective, not fit for their intended purpose and/or not of merchantable quality in contravention of provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth). It is also alleged that DePuy and JJM were negligent in their design, manufacture and supply of the DePuy ASR hip implants.
Approximately 2,000 Australians who were implanted with one or more DePuy ASR hip implants between 2004 and 2010 are estimated to require revision surgery.
If your DePuy ASR hip implant has failed, you may still be eligible to participate in the class action, so please enquire online to find out more.
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