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DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Scheduling of Remand Hearings for Federal Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits
Date:11/21/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) November 21, 2013

Thousands of DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits (http://www.depuypinnacle-lawsuit.com/) continue to move forward in a multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order issued on November 15, 2013, the Court has scheduled hearings for December 5th and 6th, at which time the proceeding’s Special Master will consider Motions for Remand filed in 270 Pinnacle hip lawsuits. The Order directs that the hearing session scheduled for December 5th will involve cases in which the plaintiffs reside in California, while the hearing to be conducted on December 6th will take up motions filed in claims from other states, including New Jersey and Maryland. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244)

“We are representing a number of DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit clients in this litigation, and continue to hear from individuals who were allegedly injured by a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle hip. We are pleased to see this proceeding moving forward,” 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 DePuy Pinnacle litigation. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is currently offering free Pinnacle hip lawsuit reviews to individuals who may have been injured as a result of this all-metal hip device.

DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuits
Court documents indicate that more than 5,200 DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits involving a metal-on-metal version of the hip implant that utilizes the Ultamet liner are currently pending in the litigation underway in the Northern District of Texas. All of the lawsuits involve similar allegations regarding the Pinnacle hip’s propensity to shed dangerous amounts of metal debris into the tissue surrounding the device, as well as the blood stream. Plaintiffs further allege that the accumulation of this metal debris can result in any number of painful and debilitating complications, including metallosis, pseudotumor formation and premature failure of the device. The lawsuits also claim that the all-metal Pinnacle shares certain design flaws with DePuy ASR hips, another line of metal-on-metal implants marketed by DePuy Orthopaedics that was recalled in 2010. The claims question whether the Pinnacle hip should have been recalled as well.

In the wake of concerns that metal-on-metal hips were failing at a higher rate than those made from other materials, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) launched a review of such devices. In January 2013, the FDA advised that patient fitted with an all-metal hip should undergo metal ion testing if they were experiencing signs or symptoms of device failure, such as pain and swelling around the joint, mobility issues, or popping, squeaking or clicking sounds coming from the hip. The agency has also proposed new rules that would subject all-metal hips to greater regulatory scrutiny, including a regulation that would require the manufacturers of metal-on-metal hips currently on the market to conduct safety studies of their products if they plan to continue selling them.

In May 2013, Bloomberg.com 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.*

Individuals implanted with a metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more if they developed serious complications allegedly related to its all-metal design. To learn more about the litigation involving the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To arrange for a free, no obligation review of your potential DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit, please call 800-511-5092 today.

*bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-16/j-j-will-stop-sales-of-metal-on-metal-hip-replacements.html, Bloomberg.com, May 17, 2013

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