New York, NY (PRWEB) September 15, 2012
Potential DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits are actively being evaluated by the team of DePuy hip lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP. The Firm is offering free and confidential case evaluations to those who were implanted with a DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip system during hip replacement surgery and have experienced hip replacement pain or had to undergo revision surgery. According to a Master Case List filed by the court on September 1, 2012, as of August 31, 2012, there were 2,564 cases pending before the Honorable James E. Kinkeade, who is overseeing the federal consolidated action, In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2244”).* The federal DePuy Pinnacle hip multidistrict litigation is currently underway in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. According to court documents, 723 new DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits were included in the consolidated litigation during the month of August.**
“Pain, metallosis and hip replacement failure are typical complications cited by individuals who believe that they were injured by the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants,” 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 and the Discovery Committee in the federal DePuy Pinnacle litigation.
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Move Towards Trial
All of the Pinnacle hip lawsuits in the multidistrict litigation name DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson as defendants. The lawsuits allege that the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip replacement systems were defectively designed. 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.*** The Firm is continuing to actively file DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits in federal court and encourages individuals with a Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip system who experienced complications to contact a DePuy hip lawyer to learn how to best protect their legal rights.
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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Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past nine consecutive years. Only two firms in the country have been selected for the Hot List nine years in a row.
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