DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Update: Status Conference Set For August 9, 2012

August 2, 2012

DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement litigation status conference regarding federal Pinnacle hip lawsuits to take place on Thursday, August 9, 2012, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 02, 2012

DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits in the federal consolidated action, In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2244”), continue to move forward, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. A status conference is scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 9, 2012 in the Pinnacle hip replacement litigation, which is currently underway in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.* The conference will take place at 10:30 a.m. at 1100 Commerce Street, Room 1625, Dallas, Texas. All of the DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits filed by plaintiffs in federal court are pending before the Honorable James E. Kinkeade.

DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits continue to be filed by Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients who have been injured by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices, on behalf of individuals who were allegedly injured by the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip systems. Firm partner Jeffrey S. Grand serves on the Plaintiffs´ Steering Committee in the federal DePuy Pinnacle litigation.

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits: Recent Developments

Previously, on July 2, 2012, a Master Case List was entered by the court, detailing the case numbers, filing dates, and transferor districts of the DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits pending before Judge Kinkeade.** According to the Master Case List, as of June 30, 2012, there were 1,571 cases included in the Pinnacle hip replacement litigation. In preparation for the upcoming status conference, Judge Kinkeade ordered counsel leading the hip replacement litigation to confer with the Special Master regarding:

  •     Establishing a firm schedule for the course of the litigation; and
  •     Proposing a procedure for the handling of explanted Pinnacle devices.

Hip Replacement Litigation Against DePuy Continues

In addition to actively filing DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits, the DePuy hip replacement lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are also filing lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have been implanted with metal-on-metal ASR hip replacement systems, also manufactured by DePuy, in In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2197”), which is currently underway in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The hip replacement lawsuits allege that the ASR hip replacement systems and the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip replacement systems were defectively designed.

Those who received a DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip system and have experienced hip replacement pain or had to undergo revision surgery may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries. Learn more about the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement litigation by visiting our website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/depuy-pinnacle-hip-replacement/. For more information, contact a DePuy hip lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.



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