After selecting a group of nine cases to proceed toward trial, the federal judge presiding in the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant cases has set a trial date of January 6, 2016. Leading up to the January trial date are several deadlines by which the plaintiffs and defendants must prepare and submit amended pleadings and discovery documents.
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There are currently over 7,000 plaintiffs with suits filed in the Northern District of Texas, where the Pinnacle lawsuits have been consolidated. The plaintiffs allege that the Pinnacle hip implant, which included some metal-on-metal components, caused severe injuries, sometimes leading to revision surgery.
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DePuy is still in the process of settling thousands of claims involving its ASR hip implant, which was another metal-on-metal hip replacement device. DePuy recalled the ASR model after high rates of revision surgery were reported.
Unlike the ASR, the Pinnacle hip implants have not been recalled.
DePuy was successful in its first trial defending the Pinnacle hip device, which concluded last fall. However, some have contributed that success to a plaintiff whose case was not representative of the majority of people injured by the Pinnacle hip implant.
Egerton Law will continue to update you on developments in the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant lawsuit. Visit our website at www.egertonlaw.com for more information.