Navigation Links
Case List Grows Rapidly in Federal DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Litigation, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Over 5,200 Cases Now Filed over All-Metal Hip
Date:11/10/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 10, 2013

The number of DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit (http://www.depuypinnacle-lawsuit.com/) filings in a Texas federal court litigation has officially surpassed 5,200, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.

According to a Case List update from last week, a total of 5,201 lawsuits were pending in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas as of October 31st. Court records published less than two weeks earlier by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, on October 17th, show just 4,800 lawsuits filed in the federal proceeding, indicating a significant increase in the number of lawsuits filed over a version of the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System that includes a metal Ultamet liner.

Actions filed against the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., similarly allege symptoms of metallosis and other serious complications associated with premature failure of the metal-on-metal hip device. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244)

“We are not surprised to see the federal DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit litigation growing at such a rapid rate. At our Firm, we regularly hear from recipients of this version of the device who have allegedly experienced early failure complications,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of dangerous drugs and medical devices, including the metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement. In addition to Firm partner, Jeffrey S. Grand’s role on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the federal DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP is currently offering free case evaluations to anyone who may have been injured as a result of this all-metal hip device.

DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuits
Plaintiffs involved in the thousands of DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits pending in the Northern District of Texas similarly allege the potential for metallic debris from the implant to accumulate in the recipient’s body, causing high metal levels in the blood stream. These cases further assert that the all-metal Pinnacle device is designed similarly to DePuy’s ASR hip replacement, which was recalled in August 2010 after a British hip registry revealed its potential to cause excessively high failure rates. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244)

As the number of cases filed against DePuy continues to grow, a new study linking metal-on-metal hip implants to pseudotumors was recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.* Released on September 4th, the research found that 28 percent of metal-on-metal hip recipients developed pseudotumors after an average follow-up of 41 months. 129 individuals were involved in the study.

Months before findings of this Journal study were released, Bloomberg.com reported in May 2013 that DePuy Orthopaedics had announced plans to phase out sales of its metal-on-metal hip implants, including the Pinnacle device.** The decision was spurred by recent actions from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which included a proposal issued in January 2013 that would require all metal hip devices to undergo rigorous testing in order to receive market approval, as well as lower patient demand, the article states.

If you suffered pseudotumors, metallosis, or another complication associated with premature failure of the all-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement, you may be entitled to compensation for damages. Learn more about filing a lawsuit in the absence of a Pinnacle hip recall by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or by speaking with an attorney directly at 800-511-5092. The Firm is currently offering free and confidential case evaluations.

*jbjs.org/article.aspx?articleid=1730325; The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, September 4, 2013
**bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-16/j-j-will-stop-sales-of-metal-on-metal-hip-replacements.html, Bloomberg.com, May 17, 2013

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, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. 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 11 consecutive years.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP
10 East 40th Street
New York, New York 10016
800-511-5092

ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. © 2013 Bernstein Liebhard LLP. The law firm responsible for this advertisement is Bernstein Liebhard LLP, 10 East 40th Street, New York, New York 10016, 800-511-5092. Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter.

###

Contact Information:
Felecia L. Stern, Esq.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP
info(at)consumerinjurylawyers(dot)com
http://www.depuypinnacle-lawsuit.com/

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/depuy-pinnacle-lawsuit/pinnacle-hip-lawsuit/prweb11316975.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. As Dangerous Synthetic Drug Market Grows, Narconon Supports Parents with New Educational Feature
2. LDM Global Grows - New Team Members, New Markets
3. Worldwide Power Products Moves Into New Brittmoore Facility; Outgrows Four Locations in Five Years
4. ComPsych Grows Exponentially Through Addition of New Customers Representing More than $14 Million in New Revenue
5. Knockout mouse grows larger, but weaker, muscles
6. Is There a Science to Hiring? Demand for Scientists Grows 6%
7. American Healthcare Outsourcing Alternatives LLC (A.H.O.A.) Grows Its Services to More Than 1,000 Clients as It Enters Its Fifth Year of Business
8. The Cancer Support Community Grows Executive Leadership Team
9. Medical Tourism Portal Grows its List of Destinations by Adding South Korea
10. Scheduling Software, Mobile App Popularity Up as Personal Training Industry Grows, According to Appointment-Plus
11. SEOValley Outgrows and Moves into New Office in Bhopal, India
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Georgia State University ... specialty academic programs. , Answering to the increasing demand for curricular specializations, the ... law, and environmental and land use law. ,  , “The demand for lawyers ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... The Woodlands at John Knox ... new model of care for living and healing, celebrated its grand opening, today. The ... a Real Home provided by Empowered Staff. , “This is an incredibly fulfilling time ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... MadgeTech will be showcasing its line of ... Warner, New Hampshire at the MadgeTech headquarters. With products sold in more than 100 ... government agencies, including NASA. , In 2012, NASA strategically set up 17 RHTemp101A ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... An April Gallup survey found rising health care costs to be the top ... Living (SHSL) may not share those same worries thanks to a new bundled ... while holding the line on increasing their contributions, including premiums, deductibles and the portions ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Leadership ... solutions, today announced the organization has earned its ISO 13485 certification, indicating the ... compliant with all rules and policies associated with ISO quality standard 13485. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... , May 27, 2016 ... the Dario™ Diabetes Management Tool, today announced that the Company,s ... the Marcum MicroCap Conference being held June 1-2 in ... Invitational, being held June 7-9 in Los Angeles, ... will discuss recent corporate and operational milestones, including the U.S. ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: AMBS), ... Neurology and Orphan Diseases, today announced that President & CEO ... conferences: SeeThru Equity MicroCap Conference   ... City , NY When: Tuesday, May 31 st ... Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42 nd ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... TARE (Transarterial Radio-embolization) Using ... and Overall Decreased Use of Hospital Resource ... specialist healthcare company, has today announced the publication ... of ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes ... using yttrium-90 glass microspheres is associated with cost ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: