New York, New York (PRWEB) June 07, 2014
The federal litigation established in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas for DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits (http://www.depuypinnacle-lawsuit.com/ ) continues grow, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Master Case List issued by the Court on June 5th, at least 6,218 product liability claims have been filed in the proceeding on behalf of individuals who were allegedly harmed by a metal-on-metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. That’s an increase of more than 429 filings since the Court issued a previous update in April. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244)
“Our Firm is representing numerous plaintiffs in this proceeding, and continues to hear from alleged victims of Pinnacle hip complications. We are not surprised that the number of filings now total more than 6,000,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of dangerous drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free case reviews to individuals who may have been injured by the all-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip implant.
Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits
Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the federal Pinnacle hip litigation. According to court documents, all of the claims pending in the proceeding involve a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle hip that utilizes the Ultamet liner. The lawsuits allege that the hip implant’s all-metal construction can allow dangerous amounts of microscopic metal debris to be shed from the device and accumulate in a recipient’s tissue and blood stream. Plaintiffs further allege that this can lead to metallosis, pseudotumor formation, early failure of the hip, and other complications.
In May 2013, Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics announced that they would cease the sale of metal-on-metal hip implants, including the device involved in Pinnacle hip lawsuits. The companies’ action followed an alert issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2013, which warned that metal-on-metal hips were more likely to fail early than those made of other materials. The agency also revealed that it was considering new rules that would subject the all-metal hips to greater regulatory oversight.*
Alleged victims of Pinnacle hip complications may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Find out more about filing a DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To arrange for a free, no obligation review of your case, please call 800-511-5092 today.
*bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-16/j-j-will-stop-sales-of-metal-on-metal-hip-replacements.html, Bloomberg.com, May 17, 2013
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