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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawyers Note New Study Finding MRIs Can Be Used to Predict Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failure
Date:5/20/2013

ance for patients fitted with these types of implants, advising doctors to consider metal ion testing in those experiencing symptoms of hip implant failure. The FDA also proposed stricter regulations for such devices that would, if adopted, require the manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip replacements currently on the market to conduct post-market safety studies in order to keep selling them.***

According to The New York Times, Johnson & Johnson announced last week that it would stop selling metal-on-metal hip implants, including an all-metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement, which is currently the subject of thousands of lawsuits. The company cited both decreased demand for all-metal hips, as well as the recent FDA action, for its decision.****

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is representing hundreds of alleged victims of the DePuy ASR hip recall in a multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. In addition, (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2197) Firm partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for a second multidistrict litigation established in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas for metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuits. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2244)

The Firm is also actively filing claims in the Biomet M2a Magnum hip implant litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana (In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2391). Bernstein Liebhard also represents plaintiffs in a multicounty litigation now moving forward in New Jersey Superior Court for lawsuits filed in the wake of the Stryker hip recall for Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems. (In re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation, No. 296) The Firm is also re
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