New York, NY (PRWEB) August 08, 2011
On Tuesday, August 9, 2011, the first case management conference in the DePuy Pinnacle hip multidistrict litigation (“MDL No. 2244”) will take place in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas before Judge James E. Kinkeade, who is overseeing the consolidated litigation surrounding the metal on metal hip systems. Bernstein Liebhard LLP Partner Jeffrey S. Grand, who is representing clients that suffered Pinnacle problems as a result of having undergone total hip replacement, will be in attendance.
Pinnacle Hip MDL Includes All Configurations Of The Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System
On May 23, 2011, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered that the Pinnacle hip lawsuits pending in federal courts be consolidated and centralized. The panel found that the Pinnacle hip lawsuits share factual questions as to whether the Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System, a device used in total hip replacement surgery, was defectively designed and/or manufactured and whether defendants failed to provide adequate warnings concerning the potential for Pinnacle problems. Currently, at least 57 plaintiffs, who experienced Pinnacle problems as a result of the hip systems, have Pinnacle hip implant lawsuits included in the Pinnacle hip MDL.
Metal on Metal Hip Systems Result In Nationwide Lawsuits
Similar to the DePuy ASR hip systems, which were recalled in August 2010, the Pinnacle Acetabular Cup is also a metal on metal hip device. Thus, individuals who underwent total hip replacement surgery and received a Pinnacle hip implant often experience Pinnacle problems akin to that of patients who received the ASR metal on metal hip systems.
DePuy MDL For Pinnacle Hip Systems
Since DePuy was forced to recall its ASR metal on metal hip systems in August 2010, Bernstein Liebhard LLP has provided a wealth of consumer information concerning both the Pinnacle hip and ASR hip systems on its website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com. If you or a loved one experienced any Pinnacle problems as a result of undergoing a total hip replacement, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries.
For more information about filing a Pinnacle hip lawsuit, contact an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP at (877) 779-1414 or at info(at)consumerinjurylawyers(dot)com.
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