We are pleased that depositions are moving forward, and look forward to continued progress in this litigation.
New York, New York (PRWEB) March 09, 2013
DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. On March 4th, the Court issued an Order concerning deposition protocol and noting that depositions are already underway and are being cross-noticed in various state courts. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2244)
“We are pleased that depositions are moving forward, and look forward to continued progress in this litigation,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients in DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits. Firm partner Jeffrey S. Grand serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal DePuy Pinnacle litigation. Bernstein Liebhard LLP continues to offer free legal consultations to victims of alleged DePuy Pinnacle complications.
DePuy Pinnacle Complications
All of the complaints pending in the federal DePuy Pinnacle litigation involve a metal-on-metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement System that utilizes the metal Ultamet liner. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is currently reviewing the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants amid concerns that metal particles shed by such devices can cause an adverse local tissue reaction in the area surrounding the implant. On January 17, 2013, the agency proposed an order requiring manufacturers of metal-on-metal total hip replacement systems to submit premarket approval (PMA) applications. This would make the devices ineligible for 510(K) clearance, which allowed such implants to come to market with no human testing. The FDA has also advised doctors to consider metal ion testing for all-metal hip patients who are experiencing symptoms of hip implant failure.*
Court records indicate that more than 3,800 DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits have been filed in the Northern District of Texas. Plaintiffs allege the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip was defectively designed, and that Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the risk of DePuy Pinnacle complications. The first trials in the federal DePuy Pinnacle litigation will begin in September 2014.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is offering free lawsuit consultations to victims of alleged DePuy Pinnacle complications. Individuals who have endured hip implant failures, metallosis, pain, or revision surgery may be entitled to file a DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit to obtain compensation for their medical care, pain and suffering, and other damages. A wealth of information about DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits is available at Bernstein Liebhard’s website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com. For additional information, please call one of our attorneys at 1-877-779-1414 today.
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