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Depuy Pinnacle

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

Jury Clear J&J in DePuy Pinnacle Hip Trial According to LAW 360, a Texas federal jury on Thursday unanimously cleared Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopedics Inc. unit of accusations it manufactured a dangerous and defective metal-on-metal hip implant, in a bellwether trial over the company’s Pinnacle device.

First Trial Over DuPuy’s Pinnacle Hips

Closing Arguments for the DePuy Pinnacle Trial Closing arguments in the DePuy Pinnacle Trial started today, October 21, 2014. Closing arguments are essentially where each side, plaintiffs and defendants, summarize the evidence put forth at trial and argue their case to the jury. In this case, Mark Lanier, the plaintiff’s attorney, will likely argue that DePuy was at fault for the plaintiff’s injuries and the jury should award her damages accordingly. On the other hand, the defendants will likely argue that the plaintiff’s injuries were not caused by the Pinnacle implant but rather caused by negligence from her doctor, or … Read More

DePuy Hip Recall Tweets Pinnacle Hip Help Website by Kershaw|Talley LLP Offers Guidance as DePuy … – P… #depuy — Depuy Hip Recall (@hiprecallnews) October 15, 2014

DePuy Pinnacle Trial Status Monday, October 13th was Columbus Day and the courts were closed. On Tuesday, October 14th, the defendants called Dr. Roger Emerson, an Orthopedic Independent Medical Examiner, to the stand. Dr. Emerson returned to the stand on Wednesday, October 15th. His testimony was followed by Dr. Math, an orthopedic radiologist. Andrew Ekdahl, the ex-president of Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy unit, returned to the stand via video deposition on Thursday, October 16th. He was followed by Dr. Lisa Pruitt, defense witness, and a mechanical and biomedical engineer who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. Her testimony will … Read More