Third Plaintiff Seeks Expedited DePuy Case Trial in California

The first successful DePuy ASR hip implant trial has been the case filed by Loren and Sharon Kransky in which jury granted the plaintiff $8.35 million for damages, followed by an ongoing case filed by Carol Strum, that is to be deliberated in Cook County, Illinois. These are just two of the 10,000 cases that were filed against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Inc. because of faulty DePuy ASR hip implants.  Lawsuits are piling up against Johnson & Johnson, resulting to the 2010 recall of two of  its replacement hips, the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System.
Ms. Nomalee Tilman, one of the complainants, is requesting San Francisco judge to expedite her case due to health reasons. Her representative has stated in open court that plaintiff is currently suffering from metastatic pancreatic cancer. Thus, an affidavit has been submitted to support Ms. Tilman's motion for an order advancing her case for trial. A hearing for the said request is scheduled for April 25, 2013 under Judge Richard Kramer. 
Plaintiff's counsel is urging the presiding judge that they will be given consideration, because of underlying circumstance that their client has. It is also very important that plaintiff's testimony will be put on record. If motion be granted, Ms. Tilman will be expecting her lawsuit to be third in line.

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