“One of the nation’s premier DePuy ASR hip recall conferences was held yesterday in Florida,” said Syracuse New York hip recall lawyer Michael A. Bottar, Esq., of Bottar Leone, PLLC. “I flew down to attend the confernce,” Bottar said, “and there were no Upstate New York product liability lawyers in attendance. Not one. How can they advertise on Central New York television that they are competent to prosecute DePuy hip cases and not attend the pre-MDL conference put on by the nation’s most experienced defective product lawyers and with input from the nation’s top experts!?”
Many topics were discussed at the plaintiff-lawyer-only conference, including strategy for the law firms that plan to steer the mass tort litigation. The specifics of the conference are confidential and cannot be discussed here. In general, the conference addressed the recall which we reported in blog posts entitled “DePuy Hip Recall Impacts Syracuse, Utica, and Binghamton New York Hip Implant Patients” and “Syracuse DePuy ASR Hip Recall Lawyers Encourage New York Hip Implant Recipients Not To Sign Medical Release.”
“At this juncture, we are focused on evidence preservation. As clients throughout New York request that Bottar Leone, PLLC represent them, we are taking steps to protect explanted devices (i.e., devices that have been removed) and to ensure that records are preserved,” Bottar added. “For sure, these claims should not be ‘quick buck’ cases for the TV personal injury lawyers. There is a very real risk of long-term health consequences from exposure to cobalt and chromium and the research is not there yet on, e.g., cancer, chromosomal damage and immune modulation. We are also concerned about metallosis, aspetic lymphocytic vasculitis associated lesions (ALVAL), and pseudotumors. We need some time to develop the medicine.”
Before you hire an attorney to investigate the merits of a DePuy hip recall lawsuit, be sure that s/he has the necessary qualifications to prosecute a complex product liability lawsuit. With decades of experience handling defective product cases, and at the cutting edge of DePuy litigation, the Bottar Leone, PLLC legal team stands ready to serve the community.