DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Growing Pinnacle Hip Litigation

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Court documents indicate more than 7,300 DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits have been filed in the federal litigation on behalf of individuals who were allegedly harmed by a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System.

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Our Firm represents numerous plaintiffs in this proceeding, and we continue to be contacted by individuals who were allegedly harmed by this all-metal hip.

DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits (( that allege a metal-on-metal version of the artificial hip system caused recipients to suffer painful and debilitating complications continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas. According to the most recent Master Case List issued by the Court on March 2, 2015, 7,350 Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuits are now pending in the proceeding. Since the Court issued its previous update on February 2, 2015, a total of 103 new cases have been filed in the litigation. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244)

“When this litigation was established in May 2011, just under 60 DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits were transferred to the Northern District of Texas. Our Firm represents numerous plaintiffs in this proceeding, and we continue to be contacted by individuals who were allegedly harmed by this all-metal hip. We are not surprised that new cases are being filed in the litigation on a regular basis,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to individuals who were allegedly harmed by this metal-on-metal hip implant.

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is currently serving on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the federal Pinnacle hip litigation. Court records indicate that all of the lawsuits pending in the Northern District of Texas were filed on behalf of individuals who were implanted with a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle hip that utilizes the Ultamet liner. Plaintiffs allege that this design can produce dangerous amounts of microscopic metal debris which can accumulate in recipients’ tissue and blood stream, leading to metallosis, pain, loosening of the hip and premature device failure. They also contend that the all-metal Pinnacle should have been recalled, as it allegedly shares the same design flaws that prompted DePuy Orthopaedics to recall its ASR hip implants in August 2010.*

In January 2013, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned that metal-on-metal hips were more likely to fail earlier than those made of other materials. In May of that year, DePuy Orthopaedics announced it would end sales of all-metal hip devices, including the implant named in Pinnacle hip lawsuits. However, the company maintained that the decision was made for commercial reasons, rather than safety concerns.**

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.

*, FDA, August 24, 2010
**, Bloomberg News, May 17, 2013

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