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Class Actions

Recipients of hip implants manufactured by Depuy Orthopaedics

Robert Kugler and Olivera Pajani are handling a class action on behalf of numerous Quebecers who received a Depuy ASR hip implant system, which was recalled by Depuy on August 24, 2010.

The lawsuit instituted alleges that the Depuy hip implant system is defective, causes serious injuries to patients, and seeks to recover significant monetary compensation for all Quebecers who have suffered as a result of such Depuy hip implant system.

Quebecers who have undergone hip replacement surgery, and who believe they might have received a Depuy hip implant, should contact Robert Kugler or Olivera Pajani at the contact numbers below for further information about this class action.

Significant Developments in the file:

December 21, 2010: Filing of Motion for Authorization to Institute a Class Action

March 23, 2011: Presiding Class Action Judge Jean-François de Grandpré renders Judgment permitting Kugler Kandestin’s proposed Motion for Authorization to Institute a Class Action to proceed ahead of another proposed Motion for Authorization to Institute a Class Action.

On December 3, 2012, the Court of Appeal of Québec renders Judgment upholding the decision of Justice Jean-François De Grandpré to permit Kugler Kandestin to proceed against Depuy with its Motion for Authorization to Institute a Class Action.

On May 13, 2014, the Québec Superior Court renders Judgment authorizing the institution of the Class Action. The Notice to Members regarding the Class Action can be found here.

In August 2014, Kugler Kandestin filed a class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson Inc. and Depuy Orthopaedics Inc. for the benefit of the persons forming part of the group.

March 4, 2015: The Defendants, Johnson & Johnson Inc. and Depuy Orthopaedics Inc., filed a Defence to the Class Action.

January 26, 2017: We are pleased to announce that the trial of the class action will take place beginning April 3, 2018, for a period of 23 days.

Individuals who underwent hip implant surgery and received a Depuy ASR implant are strongly encouraged to contact us free of charge in order to find out about their rights.

Robert Kugler
rkugler@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861 ext. 116

Olivera Pajani
opajani@kklex.com
(514) 878-2861 ext.149

Current as at January 2017