New York, NY (PRWEB) September 04, 2012
DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits included in the federal consolidated action, In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2244”), exceed 2,500, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. On September 1, 2012, the court filed a Master Case List revealing that as of August 31, 2012, there were 2,564 cases pending before the Honorable James E. Kinkeade, who is overseeing the DePuy Pinnacle hip multidistrict litigation, which is currently underway in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.* The previous Master Case List, which was entered by the court on August 1, 2012, disclosed that as of July 31, 2012 there were 1,841 cases pending before Judge Kinkeade.** In the past month, 723 new Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuits have been included in the ongoing Pinnacle hip multidistrict litigation.
“Given the increased media attention and new studies that continue to expose the dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants, we are not surprised that individuals who believe they were injured by the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants are actively filing lawsuits against the medical device manufacturer,” said Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients and filing lawsuits on behalf of individuals alleging injuries from the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip systems. Firm partner Jeffrey S. Grand serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal DePuy Pinnacle litigation.
On August 14, 2012, Judge Kinkeade issued a Case Management Order setting forth deadlines for pretrial matters so that the first bellwether case in the federal DePuy Pinnacle hip litigation will be ready for trial by September 14, 2014.***
DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits Continue To Mount
In addition to actively filing DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits, the DePuy hip replacement lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are also filing lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have been implanted with metal-on-metal ASR hip replacement systems, also manufactured by DePuy, in In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2197”), which is currently underway in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The hip replacement lawsuits allege that the ASR hip replacement systems and the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip replacement systems were defectively designed.
Those who received a DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacement and have experienced hip replacement pain or had to undergo revision surgery may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries. Learn more about the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement litigation by visiting our website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/depuy-pinnacle-hip-replacement/. For more information, contact a DePuy hip lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.
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