Thursday, May 5, 2011

DePuy Pinnacles Headed For MDL

 Attorneys, including myself,  who have filed lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have been injured by DePuy’s Pinnacle Hip Systems, have petitioned the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate and centralized all similar claims before a single District Judge. If the panel agrees to form a DePuy Pinnacle MDL, a new MDL will be formed that will  focus solely on DePuy Pinnacle failures.

Interestingly, there will be individuals who have claims in both the recalled ASR MDL and the Pinnacle MDL.  Currently, we respresent several individuals who had recalled ASR implants which were replaced with Pinnacle implants, which also failed, and bi-lateral patients who have ASR implaints in one hip and Pinnacle implants in the other. 

My people who heard about the ASR recall investigated their implant system.  When they learned that they did not have a recalled ASR, but had Pinnacle systems, they did not obtain the blood tests given to ASR patients.  Rapidly developing evidence indicates that there are significant problems with some Pinnacle implant systems, resulting in failures similar to the ASRs.
If you or a loved one have had hip replacement surgery and have been implanted with a defective DePuy hip, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries. Our firm is currently investigating claims for those people who have been implanted with DePuy hip replacement devices, both ASR and Pinnacle. If you would like a free case evaluation, please contact Chris Hellums at toll free 1-866-515-8880 or at