DENVER, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Burg Simpson Eldredge
Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of the nation’s leading plaintiff
litigation law firms, is delighted to announce that shareholder,
Seth. A. Katz, has been appointed by the Hon. David A. Katz to
serve as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in
the multidistrict litigation against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
over the alleged failure of its ASR XL Acetabular Hip System.
In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a subsidiary of
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:
JNJ), announced a voluntary recall of its ASR XL Acetabular Hip
System, after reports revealed an unacceptable failure rate of the
device, resulting in revision surgery for 13 percent of patients
within five years. Burg Simpson has been involved in this pending
litigation from the very start and, late last year, became the
first firm to file lawsuits against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. in
Colorado and Wyoming.
Speaking of his appointment, Mr. Katz said, “I am extremely
honored to have been appointed to assume a leadership position in
what may become one of the most high-profile litigations in recent
years.” Mr. Katz continued, “The evidence certainly suggests that
thousands of individuals from across the country have had their
health compromised due to DePuy’s disregard for patient safety.
Despite being aware of the problems and risks that the
design of metal-on-metal joints carry and the mounting clinical
evidence pointing to this problem, DePuy failed to
provide adequate warnings of the health risks associated with
their device to the public and the medical community. This has left
our clients, and thousands of others across the country in the
totally unacceptable position of having to undergo the agony and
disruption of another hip replacement procedure within the next
several years as well as possible systemic disease from unsafe