New York, New York (PRWEB) July 23, 2014
Thousands of DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits (http://www.depuypinnacle-lawsuit.com/) continue to move forward in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order dated July 18th, U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade has denied a hospital’s bid for payment of a $1,000 fee for the preservation and return of one Plaintiff's explanted hip implant.
Among other things, the Order noted that there is no evidence that the Seattle, Washington hospital incurred any expenses in preserving the device, or complying with a subpoena to produce the implant, that could justify the charge. Judge Kinkeade also pointed out that the Plaintiff had shown that 80%-to-90% of hospitals charge nothing to return explanted devices. (Russell v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., et al., No. 13-3518)
“Our Firm is representing numerous clients who have filed Pinnacle hip lawsuits in this proceeding. As such, we regularly deal with issues concerning the preservation of our clients’ explants and are very pleased with the results of this order,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices, including clients in DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to alleged victims of serious complications associated with a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System.
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits
Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal litigation underway in Texas. Court documents indicate more than 6,400 Pinnacle hip replacement lawsu
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