Saturday, April 9, 2011

Motion Filed to Consolidate DePuy Pinnacle Hip Litigation

A motion has been filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate and centralize the federal DePuy Pinnacle hip litigation in one court for coordinated pretrial proceedings, either as part of the pending DePuy ASR recall litigation or as a new multidistrict litigation (MDL). 
While approximately 93,000 DePuy ASR hip systems were sold before it was removed from the market, more than 150,000 DePuy Pinnacle hips were manufactured according to Falvey’s motion. In addition, since the August 2010 ASR recall, more than 1,300 people have filed an adverse event report with the  FDA involving problems with a DePuy Pinnacle hip.
 The MDL Panel is expected to hear oral arguments on the motion at the next scheduled hearing, which will be held on May 16, 2011, at the Gene Synder United States Courthouse in Louisville, Kentucky.

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