INSIGHTS On Massachusetts Personal Injury Law

Welcome to the SUGARMAN blog. We'll be sharing our perspectives on the state of the law and current legal issues in Massachusetts personal injury law. Issues relating to medical malpractice, construction site injuries, premises liability, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, insurance, and more will all be reviewed here by our team of lawyers who have prosecuted some of the most complex cases in Massachusetts personal injury law.

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Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Settle ASR Bellwether Case Before Trial

In advance of a trial scheduled to begin in less than a month, Johnson & Johnson and DePuy have agreed to settle a claim in San Francisco Superior Court involving a defective and recalled ASR metal-on-metal hip system. The trial was to be the first out of the nearly 2,000 DePuy hip cases currently pending in California courts; often referred to as a bellwether case. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. This case was one of approximately 11,500 cases currently pending against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy across the country. Several more trials are scheduled to occur in the upcoming months in New Jersey, Illinois and California.

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