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Stryker Status Conference Update On Thursday,  January 22nd, there was a status conference regarding In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant products liability litigation (MDL 13-2441). The conference occurred before Judge Donovan W. Frank in the United States District Court, District of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota. The conference began with an update concerning the two-step process of the litigation. The first step was having all cases formally registered with the Defendant and the settlement processor. All plaintiffs should have registered their claims whether the case was filed, unfiled, qualified, or unqualified. It was reported that the majority of potential plaintiffs completed … Read More

Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP Wins Prestigious 2014 Litigator Award Kershaw Cutter & Ratinoff LLP named 2014 Litigator Award Winner. Having been conferred this prestigious National Award, the firm ranks among the Top 1% of all lawyers for: Consumer Class Action, Wage & Hour, Whistle Blower/ Qui Tam, Spinal Cord Injury and Medical Malpractice Litigation. BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: JAN. 15, 2015 – Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP,  a trial law firm located in Sacramento, California, was today awarded the prestigious 2014 Litigator Award for extraordinary achievement within the field(s) of Consumer Class Action, Wage & Hour, Whistle Blower/ Qui Tam, Spinal Cord Injury and Medical Malpractice Litigation. Justly … Read More

DePuy ASR Lawsuit Upcoming Deadline Hi, I am Stuart Talley. I am the partner responsible for the DePuy ASR litigation. I am providing information about a category of case that is involved in the DePuy ASR litigation relating to non-revised cases. There are numerous claimants with cases on file against DePuy who still have their ASR hip. These are considered non-revised cases. There is an upcoming election process specific to non-revised cases. The election must happen before January 31, 2015. The election relates to your individual circumstances. There are some non-revised cases where people have minimal problems with the hip. … Read More

Wright Medical Hip Lawsuit Update Hi, I am Stuart Talley. I am the partner responsible for the prosthetic hip litigation. I am providing an update on the Wright Medical metal on metal hip litigation. There are thousands of filed cases and they are consolidated in Atlanta, Georgia. The first Wright Conserve hip trial takes place on March 9, 2015. Currently, there are multiple deadlines to prepare for the trial date. The first deadline is “dispositive motions”.  Dispositive motion is a motion seeking to dispose all or part of a claim. Dispositive motions are generally filed by the defendant(s).  The deadline … Read More

DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuits Growing Court documents filed on January 1, 2015 indicate approximately 7,100 DePuy Pinnacle cases are currently pending in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244). This is on the heels of a bellwether case in which a Texas jury ruled against Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli, a woman who claimed the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant caused multiple injuries, subsequently requiring revision surgeries. The jurors in federal court ruled in favor of J&J’s DePuy subsidiary on October 23, 2014. The lawsuits are filed in a federal litigation regarding claims alleging the metal-on-metal hip replacements cause … Read More

Wright Profemur and Conserve Plus Litigation Update On September 15, 2014, approximately 800 claims regarding the Conserve hips were filed against Wright Medical Technology Inc. in the ongoing multidistrict litigation (MDL) in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia (In re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2329). As trial proceeds, filings continue to grow on behalf of individuals who suffered painful injuries associated with the Conserve hips as well as the Profemur hip replacements. The injuries sustained from the Conserve metal-on-metal hips include early device failure, femoral neck fractures, and metallosis. The Wright Profemur … Read More