Latest Master Case List Issued in Federal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Litigation Indicates Dozens of New Cases Filed In March

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP is representing hundreds of plaintiffs who have filed DePuy Pinnacle Hip lawsuits in this proceeding.

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Our Firm has filed numerous lawsuits in this litigation, and we still receive inquiries from individuals who were allegedly harmed by a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System.

Nearly four years after it was established, new DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits ( continue to be filed in the federal multidistrict litigation currently underway in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. According to an updated Master Case List issued by the Court on March 31st, 7,435 claims are now pending in the proceeding. This represents an increase of 85 new filings since the Court issued its previous update on March 2nd, when 7,350 pending lawsuits were reported. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244)

“Our Firm has filed numerous lawsuits in this litigation, and we still receive inquiries from individuals who were allegedly harmed by a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. That new cases continue to be added to the docket is not at all surprising,” says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner with 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 the all-metal Pinnacle hip device.

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Litigation
According to court documents, the DePuy Pinnacle hip litigation was established in May 2011 to allow all federally-filed product liability claims involving a metal-on-metal version of the hip system that utilizes the Ultamet liner to undergo coordinated pretrial proceedings. All of the lawsuits filed in the Northern District of Texas allege that individuals fitted with this configuration are at risk for metallosis, chronic pain, premature device failure and other serious complications as a result of dangerous amounts of toxic debris shed from the hip’s metal components. They further assert that the all-metal Pinnacle did not undergo adequate testing to ensure it safety and efficacy, and thatdoctors and patients were not properly warned about its risks.

Court records indicate that the proceeding has already conducted its first bellwether trial, which concluded in October 2014 in favor of the Defense. (Case No. 11-cv-3590) The Court is currently in the process of selecting a DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit for the proceeding’s second trial.

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.

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
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 National Law Journal has recognized Bernstein Liebhard for twelve consecutive years as one of the top plaintiffs' firms in the country. 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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