The Honorable David Katz has scheduled a status conference to be held January 20, 2011 at the Paul G. Rogers Federal Building in West Palm Beach, Florida. The purpose of this status conference is to allow applicants for the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the DePuy hip recall litigation an opportunity to speak for a few moments in support of their application. As this blog recently reported, New Orleans attorney, Jeffrey Berniard, recently submitted a request for one of these leadership positions.
Berniard says he plans on using the two minutes allocated to him for oral argument to remind the court of his past successes leading other complex litigation, including, but not limited to, suits filed against Cox Communications, Iovate Health Sciences, and Dow Chemical Company. Additionally, Berniard has established his expertise in the DePuy ASR Hip Implant recall matter by lecturing other attorneys in ongoing continuing legal education (CLE) classes held in the Greater New Orleans area, and he wishes to remind the court of this as well.
Since the nationwide recall of DePuy’s ASR hip implants was announced in August 2010, Berniard has continuously accepted new clients to represent in this matter. Moreover, he has maintained this blog, which has effectively informed the general public of the risks associated with the faulty manufacturing techniques of DePuy Orthopaedics. These actions showcase Berniard’s willingness to lead and share his skills with those most affected by the defective medical products.
Regardless of whether Berniard is granted a position on the DePuy Plaintiff’s Steering Committee, the Louisiana attorney is committed to assisting new and current clients in any way he can. In terms of the DePuy ASR hip recall litigation, he remains focused on using all resources at his disposal to achieve the greatest recovery possible for each of his clients injured by the medical device manufacturer. Berniard says he will continue to represent clients against DePuy whether he holds a leadership post or not.
This blog will continue to keep its readers posted on attorney Jeffrey Berniard’s efforts to guide the direction of the pending lawsuits against DePuy. In the meantime, if you feel you have been adversely affected by one of the recalled DePuy ASR hip implants, please do not hesitate to call Jeffrey Berniard and his staff at Berniard Law Firm for a free consultation. Berniard and his team are standing by, and are happy to field any questions you may have.