It is only appropriate that the issue be decided in the court system.
(PRWEB) April 12, 2013
Metal-on-metal hip replacements such as the DePuy Pinnacle have been in the news* frequently because of hip lawsuits related to the devices’ alleged side effects, such as metal poisoning. The Rottenstein Law Group, a DePuy Pinnacle law firm, notes that pending Pinnacle lawsuits in federal courts are numbering almost 4,000, according to court documents in In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2244.
The nationwide lawsuits are managed as a consolidation called “multidistrict litigation” in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. That the number of lawsuits has reached nearly 4,000 is not a surprise to Rottenstein Law Group Principal Rochelle Rottenstein.
“On a daily basis we receive calls from those who believe their metal-on-metal hip implants such as the DePuy Pinnacle have injured them,” Rottenstein said. “It is only appropriate that the issue be decided in the court system.”
Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Pinnacle, as is the case with the company’s DePuy ASR, has been under increasing U.S. Food and Drug Administration scrutiny because of the potential for the metal components of the implant to rub together, causing metal ions to flake off into the implant recipient’s bloodstream.**
The Rottenstein Law Group manages a DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Center designed to help those who believe they have suffered injuries evaluate if they have a case. The firm encourages people to visit the site to download a free brochure for more information.
About THE ROTTENSTEIN LAW GROUP
The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based firm that represents clients nationwide in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients hurt by defective medical devices and medications. (Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)
The Rottenstein Law Group, LLP
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