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DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuits Consolidated in Texas

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At least 57 product liability lawsuits pending in courts across the country against the DePuy’s Pinnacle hip implant have been consolidated in the U.S District Court for Northern Texas for pre-trial proceedings to be presided over by Judge James Kinkeade. Any new DePuy  Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuits will be transferred to Texas also.

The Pinnacle implant, made by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration after DePuy submitted it as substantially the same as previous implant devices.  The metal on metal hip replacement device has since been the focus of numerous lawsuits alleging problems with the implant that forced some patients to undergo complex revision surgeries.

The Multidistrict Litigation Panel consolidated the cases on the grounds that the lawsuits all had similar allegations of dislocation, disarticulation, high failure rates and that the metal-on-metal socket leaks minute metal particles as it wears out, which can cause toxicity, bone damage and tissue loss.

DePuy recalled its ASR hip replacements, a device similar to the Pinnacle implant, for higher than normal failure rates, and faces thousands of lawsuits across the globe alleging failure to warn, product liability and negligence.

 

 

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuits Consolidated in Texas was posted on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 at 6:59 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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