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DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Claims Mount, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Nearly 6,000 Filings in Federal Pinnacle Hip Litigation
Date:12/4/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) December 04, 2013

DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit (http://www.depuypinnacle-lawsuit.com/ ) claims alleging injuries due to a metal-on-metal version of the artificial hip system continue to mount in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in Texas. According to a Master Case List issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas on November 30th, 5,293 Pinnacle hip lawsuits are now pending in the proceeding. Court documents indicate that this is an increase of nearly 100 since the last update was issued on October 31st. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244)

“Our Firm is representing hundreds of Pinnacle hip clients in this litigation, and we continue to receive inquiries from individuals who were allegedly harmed by the metal-on-metal version of the hip system. It is not surprising that the number of the filings in the proceeding is approaching 6,000,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of dangerous drugs and medical devices. Firm partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the federal proceeding. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is currently offering free DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit reviews to individuals who may have been injured as a result of this all-metal hip device.

DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuits
According to court documents, all of the Pinnacle hip lawsuits pending in the Northern District of Texas involve a metal-on-metal version of the hip system that utilizes the Ultamet Liner. Plaintiffs in these claims allege that this all-metal design is prone to wear, which can result in the shedding of toxic metal ions into a recipient’s tissue and blood stream. The accumulation of these metal particles can allegedly result in metallosis, pain, failure of the hip, a
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