New Deposition Order Issued in Federal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Litigation, Where Bernstein Liebhard LLP Represents Hundreds of Clients

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All of the DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits pending in the federal proceeding were filed on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered painful complications due to a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System.

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We are pleased that these depositions will proceed, as they will preserve testimony that may prove relevant to plaintiffs’ claims.

DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/depuy-pinnacle/lawsuit) continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation underway in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP currently represents hundreds of plaintiffs who allegedly suffered painful complications due to a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to an Order issued on March 12, 2015, the Court will allow plaintiffs to re-depose seven current and former employees of DePuy Orthopaedics, as well as conduct depositions of three others who have not been previously deposed. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244)

“We are pleased that these depositions will proceed, as they will preserve testimony that may prove relevant to plaintiffs’ claims. In allowing the depositions to go forward, the Court found that they would not be cumulative or duplicative, as the plaintiffs are seeking testimony based on information not available at the time of the original deposition or that they discovered at the first bellwether trial,” says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at 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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Court records indicate that over 7,000 DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits have been filed in the federal litigation underway in the Northern District of Texas, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. All of the pending lawsuits were brought on behalf of individuals implanted with a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle hip that utilizes the Ultamet liner. Plaintiffs allege that this configuration has a propensity to shed dangerous amounts of microscopic metal debris into recipients’ blood stream and surrounding tissue, leading to metallosis, pain, dislocation, and other complications that have the potential to result in early failure of the device.

Court filings indicate that the litigation’s first bellwether trial concluded in October 2014 in favor of the defense. (Case No. 11-cv-3590) In February, the Court directed that 10 DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits be selected as potential bellwether candidates, and the parties were directed to meet and confer with the ligation’s Special Master as to additional trial dates.

Individuals who allegedly experienced painful and debilitating complications related to the metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle hip implant may be eligible to join this litigation. To learn more about filing a Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For a free and confidential evaluation of your case, call 800-511-5092 today.

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs’ Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

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