Navigation Links
DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit News: California Judge Allows DePuy ASR Lawsuit Plaintiffs to Add Pinnacle Hip Claims
Date:7/30/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) July 30, 2013

Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Information Center (http://www.depuypinnacle-lawsuit.com/) reports that DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuits, along with claims relating to the 2010 DePuy ASR recall, continue to move forward in courts around the country. According to court documents, California Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer has ruled that seven plaintiffs in DePuy ASR lawsuits now pending in the state’s consolidated proceeding will be allowed to add claims relating to the metal-on-metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle acetabular cup to their lawsuits. (DePuy ASR Hip System Cases, JCCP No. 4649, San Francisco Superior Court)

“This ruling is of great interest to our Firm, as we are representing hundreds of clients in both DePuy ASR claims and DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuits,” says 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 alleged victims of serious complications associated with metal-on-metal hip implants, including the DePuy ASR and all-metal Pinnacle hip.

DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits

According to court documents, Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit is facing thousands of claims involving its metal-on-metal ASR and Pinnacle hip replacements. The majority of DePuy ASR lawsuits have been filed in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2197) While the first trial in the federal litigation is not scheduled to begin until September, a DePuy ASR lawsuit trial has already concluded in California Superior Court, with the Plaintiff awarded more than $8 million in damages. (Kransky v. DePuy, BC456086, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County)

A second multidistrict litigation for all federally-filed claims involving the all-metal Pinnacle hip has been established in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas. Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner with Bernstein Liebhard LLP, serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the federal DePuy Pinnacle litigation. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244; N.D. Texas)

According to court documents, plaintiffs with claims pending in both litigations allege the metal-on-metal hips have a propensity to shed dangerous amounts of metal debris, leading to adverse local tissue reactions and premature device failure. Plaintiffs in DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuits further allege the all-metal version of the device shares many of the same design defects that led to the recall of the ASR in August 2010.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been investigating metal-on-metal hip replacements since February 2011. In January 2013, the FDA advised all patients fitted with metal-on-metal hips to undergo metal ion testing if they were experiencing signs or symptoms of device failure. The agency has also proposed new rules that would subject all-metal hips to greater regulatory scrutiny.* On May 17th the New York Times reported that DePuy Orthopaedics had decided to phase out sales of metal-on-metal hip implants, including the all-metal Pinnacle, in part due to recent FDA actions.*

Hip implant recipients who suffered serious complications allegedly due to the DePuy Pinnacle or ASR hip may be entitled to compensation for their medical care, pain and suffering, and other damages. Click Here to learn more about Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s involvement in the DePuy Pinnacle litigation. To arrange for a free, no obligation legal review of your case, please call 800-511-5092 today.

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 10 consecutive years.

*nytimes.com/2013/05/17/business/jj-is-phasing-out-metal-replacement-
hips.html?ref=health&_r=0

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/depuy-asr-lawsuit/prweb10979792.htm.


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

Related medicine news :

1. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges All DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Recipients To Call Them About A Vital Blood Test That Should Reveal A Premature Failure
2. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges All DePuy Pinnacle All Metal Hip Implant Recipients To Call Them For The Name Of A Special Blood Test That Will Determine A Premature Failure
3. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges All DePuy Pinnacle All Metal Hip Implant Recipients To Call Them About A Specific Blood Test Designed To Determine A Failure-Nationwide
4. DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Filed by Wright & Schulte on Behalf of Utah Man Who Developed Serious Injuries Allegedly Due to the DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Replacement
5. DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Canadian Report That Shows Some Metal-on-Metal Hip Recipients More Likely to Need Revision Surgery
6. DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Lawsuits Moving Along in California, Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports
7. New DePuy Knee Sleeve Lawsuit Allegations Information Center for Consumers Announced by Resource4thePeople
8. DePuy Pinnacle Lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Note Issuance of New Order in Federal DePuy Pinnacle Litigation
9. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges All Recipients Of The Recalled DePuy ASR All Metal Hip Implant In The Few Remaining States Left To Get Signed Up Now-Before Time Runs Out
10. Plaintiff is Replaced in First Bellwether Trial in DePuy ASR Multidistrict Litigation, Notes Parker Waichman LLP
11. DePuy ASR Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports Further Progress in New Jersey State DePuy ASR Recall Litigation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Give To Cure ... search for and donate to Give To Cure’s campaign that is crowdfunding clinical trials ... users make and share payments through a smart device. In 2015 alone, Venmo processed ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Pivot Point ... Best in KLAS: Software & Services for HIT Implementation Support & Staffing report ... independently ranks vendor performance by healthcare executives, managers and clinicians representing over 4,500 ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Justin Scott and Dr. ... Annual No Cost Dental Day to individuals in need. The event is scheduled to ... No Cost Dental Day is to provide dental care to community members in need. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Ben Amini, a ... is now welcoming orthodontist, Dr. Amanda Cheng, to the practice. With the addition ... health care, including general dentistry, cosmetic treatments, periodontics, implant dentistry , endodontics, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... In sleep, when the ... a dream. A hallmark feature of patients with eating disorders is significant self-criticism, and ... disorder behaviors and obsessions are regarded as maladaptive means for coping with this unease, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)...  Venice,s newest laser clinic, Physicians Advanced ... kind in the area and specializes in the ... The physician-owned and operated laser clinic is taking ... with its revitalizing skin care approach, unprecedented eVisit ... technology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160204/329957 --> ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016  Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... care products and services to office-based dental, animal health ... into an agreement to acquire a majority ownership interest ... and equipment in Brazil . ... in Blumenau, Brazil, Dental Cremer is the dental distribution business ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Feb. 4, 2016  Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: ... structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, announced today ... (ASR) agreement with Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC to ... is part of the Company,s previously authorized program to ... stock.  --> --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: