DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Hearing Set In San Francisco

Joint Hearing on DePuy Hip Replacement Recall at San Francisco County Superior Court

U.S. District Judge David A. Katz and California Superior Court Judge Richard A. Kramer will hold a joint hearing in San Francisco regarding the DePuy hip replacement recall.

Over 1,500 victims have filed lawsuits against DePuy over its hip replacement recall.  Most of these cases are pending in federal court and have been assigned to Judge David Katz in Toledo, Ohio.  About 350 cases are pending in California state court and have been assigned to Judge Richard Kramer in San Francisco.

At the joint hearing, the parties will update Judge Katz and Judge Kramer about the status of discovery.  Plaintiffs have demanded that DePuy turn over millions of pages of internal company documents.  DePuy has started to produce these documents, and it expects to produce almost 20 million pages of documents in the next several months.

Brian Devine, a former insider at an orthopedic company who now represents victims of DePuy’s hip replacement recall in both the federal and the state court litigation, will attend the hearing on behalf of Plaintiffs.  He believes it is in Plaintiff’s best interest to move the litigation forward quickly so that the victims of DePuy’s hip replacement recall can be compensated for their injuries and damages.


We currently represent people from across the country and around the world who had a DePuy ASR hip implant or a metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implant that failed.  If you or a loved one suffered an injury caused by a metal-on-metal hip implant, you may be entitled to recover damages in a lawsuit against the manufacturer.

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We have an unparalleled depth of knowledge about hip implant litigation that comes from years representing orthopedic companies.  For example, the firm’s partner, Brian Devine, worked for years at Sulzer Medica, a global manufacturer of hip and knee implants.  As its Assistant General Counsel, Brian was responsible for all of the firm’s product liability cases worldwide.  When the company suddenly had to recall several thousand hip and knee implants in December 2000, Brian was given lead responsibility for managing the resulting avalanche of litigation. He managed thousands of individual cases and directed attorneys in almost every state in the country. He then took a leading role in negotiating a nationwide class-action settlement which provided $1 billion in compensation to those who were injured by Sulzer Medica’s hip and knee implants.

Brian now uses his experience to help victims who are injured by orthopedic products.  His legal and medical knowledge combined with the unique perspective he gained while working for a medical device company makes him a formidable adversary. Brian’s skill as an advocate is best proven by his results. In the last few years alone, he has recovered more than $20 million for a wide variety of clients. He has scored five victories in excess of $1 million, and his largest victory is a $3.7 million settlement on behalf of a single client.

We have offices in San Francisco, California. We represent injured persons nationwide through our network of experienced and dedicated attorneys.

Our description of your legal rights is not intended to constitute legal advice and is not intended to imply that any product is defective. That can only be determined through a case-specific investigation.  This site is not affiliated in any way with any manufacturer of hip implants.