Second Anniversary of DePuy ASR Recall Might Mean Plaintiffs Are Out of Time to File Lawsuits

September 10, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
(New York, NY, September 10, 2012) The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the failures of defective hip replacement devices manufactured and sold by various companies, is alerting the public to the possibility that the passing of two years since the DePuy ASR recall might mean that the time to file lawsuits has ended.

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, manufacturer of the embattled ASR hip replacement systems, on August 24, 2010, publically announced a recall of the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System. This recall announcement might have been the start of a two-year period established by applicable law in which any person with a claim for damages against DePuy had to file a lawsuit. With the passing of two years on August 24, 2012, the time to file lawsuits might have ended.

This does not mean, however, that anyone with a valid claim against DePuy seeking compensation for injuries caused by an ASR hip replacement device should assume that his or her claim will be denied. If a judge were to rule that a different start date or a longer time period applies, then the end date for claims might be later than the second anniversary of the public recall announcement.

Accordingly, Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group, implores anyone with a friend or relative who has received a dangerous hip implant or other medical device to reach out to that person and recommend that he or she consult a physician immediately, and then speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer. The Rottenstein Law Group maintains a DePuy ASR Hip Recall Web site, at, that offers readers comprehensive information about the DePuy ASR recall, and has easy to use social media features that allow users to spread the word about these dangerous medical devices. (Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

About The Rottenstein Law Group
The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients nationwide in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients in consumer product injury, mass tort, and class action lawsuits in a compassionate manner.