Our Firm regularly hears from individuals who were allegedly injured by the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip.
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2014
More than 7,000 DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/depuy-pinnacle/lawsuit) have now been filed in a federal litigation involving claims over a metal-on-metal version of the hip replacement, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.
Court documents updated on December 1st show a total of 7,031 cases now pending in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, where a federal proceeding includes lawsuits that allege chronic pain, metallosis (metal ion poisoning) and other serious injuries caused by the metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement. A month earlier, the litigation’s Master Case List reflected 6,947 cases, which represents an increase of 84 new filings since November 1st. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244)
“Our Firm regularly hears from individuals who were allegedly injured by the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip. We are pleased to see further progress in the federal Texas litigation,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is actively evaluating Pinnacle hip lawsuits on behalf of individuals who were allegedly harmed by the metal-on-metal Pinnacle Hip Replacement System.
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Litigation
According to court records, all the Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuits now pending in the Northern District of Texas involve a version of the device that includes a metal Ultamet liner. All claims filed in the proceeding allege that the design may result in premature failure and other complications, including chronic pain and metallosis. Plaintiffs allege that this flaw is shared by the ASR metal hip implant, which is also manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, DePuy Orthopaedics, and was recalled in August 2010. Claimants further question whether the metal-on-metal Pinnacle should have been recalled as well. Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, is actively serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal hip replacement litigation.
The metal-on-metal Pinnacle Hip Replacement is no longer available on the U.S. market, following a decision from its manufacturer last year to discontinue sales of this device and several others. At the time of their May 2013 announcement, Johnson & Johnson and DePuy cited slowing demand for the products as the chief reason for pulling them from the market, rather than concerns about safety issues. That previous January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that metal-on-metal hip replacements were more likely to fail early than those composed of other materials.*
Individuals who were allegedly injured by the metal-on-metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages. To learn more about filing a DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For a free and confidential evaluation of your case, call 800-511-5092 today.
*http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-16/j-j-will-stop-sales-of-metal-on-metal-hip-replacements.html, Bloomberg News, May 17, 2013
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