Friday, May 10, 2013

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawsuits Being Evaluated by Bernstein Liebhard LLP, as Federal Filings Surpass 4,000

Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Excerpts from PR web release
New York, New York (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuits continue to mount in the federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Master Case List issued by the Court on May 1, 2013, 4,087 DePuy hip lawsuits involving a metal-on-metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement System are now pending in the proceeding. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the DePuy Pinnacle litigation. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2244)

According to court documents, plaintiffs in DePuy hip lawsuits involving the all-metal Pinnacle allege the device is prone to wear and can shed dangerous amounts of metal debris, leading to premature implant failure, metallosis and other debilitating complications. The lawsuits further allege that the Pinnacle hip replacements suffer from the same design defects that prompted the 2010 DePuy ASR hip recall, and question whether they should have been recalled as well. Court records indicate that the first trials in the federal DePuy Pinnacle litigation will begin in September 2014

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