New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 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”), which were subject to an August 27, 2012 court order requiring cooperation between counsel for plaintiffs and defendants, has been fulfilled, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.* Last month, the Honorable James E. Kinkeade, who is overseeing the federal DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, ordered counsel to confer in an attempt to reach an agreement on the correspondence to be sent to hospitals and surgeons who perform revision surgeries on patients with the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip replacements. This order stemmed from a mandate issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), requiring DePuy to conduct an explant study protocol pursuant to a Section 522 Order as part of the post-market surveillance study of the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip replacements, which are the subject of this ongoing litigation. Issued by the FDA, a Section 522 Order mandates a medical device manufacturer to conduct post-market studies of a device that has the potential to cause injury when implanted into patients. Now that the parties have reached an agreement on the contents of the communications, DePuy can begin notifying hospitals and surgeons of the explant protocol to be followed when conducting revision surgeries on patients with metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip replacement systems.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is actively representing clients and filing lawsuits on behalf of individuals claiming injuries stemming from the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip replacements. Firm partner Jeffrey S. Grand serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and the Discovery Committee in the federal DePuy Pinnacle litigation.
Hip Replacement Litigation Against DePuy Continues
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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