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Texas DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial. The latest round of Johnson and Johnson DePuy Pinnacle hip failure bellwether trials are underway in the Northern District of Texas federal court, based in Dallas, Texas.

Texas DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial.

Texas DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial. DePuy is under fire over its Pinnacle/Ultamet line of metal hip devices causing metal poisoning and premature failure according to lawsuits.

This trial involves six consolidated New York plaintiffs who claim serious side effects and injuries related to the premature failure of their Pinnacle device. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244)

Johnson and Johnson Pinnacle hip trials. According to the latest court order issued on August 25, the latest round of Johnson and Johnson DePuy Pinnacle hip failure trials are set to start in early September.

Johnson and Johnson Pinnacle hip trials

Johnson and Johnson Pinnacle hip trials. DePuy is under fire over its Pinnacle/Ultamet line of metal hip devices causing metal poisoning and premature failure according to lawsuits.

Johnson and Johnson, the world’s largest pharmaceutical company and medical device maker, and its DePuy subsidiary are under fire over similar allegations involving its Pinnacle/Ultamet line of metal hip devices which are prone to metal poisoning and premature failure according to lawsuits.

Texas DePuy Pinnacle Metal Hip Trial. The DePuy Pinnacle hip failure trials are restarting in September with the fourth bellwether trial involving the allegedly defective DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip replacement system.

Texas DePuy Pinnacle Metal Hip Trial

Texas DePuy Pinnacle Metal Hip Trial. The DePuy Pinnacle hip failure trials are restarting in September with the fourth bellwether trial involving the allegedly defective DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip replacement system. DePuy is under fire over its Pinnacle/Ultamet line of metal hip devices causing metal poisoning and premature failure according to lawsuits.

Texas DePuy Pinnacle Metal Hip Trial

DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip Texas trial update. A federal jury in Dallas recently ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary unit to pay more than $1 billion to six plaintiffs who claimed that they were injured by their line of Pinnacle metal on metal hip implants.

Depuy Pinnacle hip failure lawsuits

Johnson and Johnson and DePuy are under fire for premature failure of its metal on metal hip implants. $1 Billion verdict.

The jurors found that the Pinnacle hip implants were defectively designed and that the companies failed to warn patients about the risks of serious complications including metallosis (metal poisoning) and the early failure of these devices.

The third bellwether DePuy Pinnacle Hip Failure trial has started this week. Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics division are exposed to seven alleged defective metal on metal hip cases consolidated in Dallas, Northern District of Texas.

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Failure Lawsuits

Metal on metal hip implants have a high failure rate including those manufactured by Biomet, DePuy, Encore, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Wright and Zimmer.

Metal on metal hip implants have a high failure rate including those manufactured by Biomet, DePuy, Encore, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Wright and Zimmer.

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Failure $502 Million Verdict

Earlier this year, a Texas jury slammed DePuy Orthopedics over its failed Pinnacle metal hip implants, awarding $500 million. The DePuy Pinnacle hip implant is a metal-on-metal implant system that was found to fail prematurely, releasing particles of metal into surrounding tissue leading to inflammation and infection.

Why do Metal on Metal Hips Fail?

According to orthopedic experts, we have only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to painful revisions for failing metal on metal hip implants.

Metal on metal hip replacement and hip resurfacing, leads to particle debris from the cup and ball surfaces causing implant failure. As the implant patient moves, the surfaces of these two components grind against each other. The friction and abrasive wear and tear leads to debris production.

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This is an update to the DePuy Pinnacle Hip lawsuits. DePuy Pinnacle Hip implants have a tendency to fail prematurely, cause hip infections, elevated heavy metal ions and poisoning. Recently, a Texas federal jury in Dallas has awarded $502 million total to five separate plaintiffs after a lengthy consolidated trial involving defective DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implants manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson (J&J).

Depuy Pinnacle hip failure lawsuitsJohnson and Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy is under fire for premature failure of its line of metal on metal hip implants.

DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson was found liable hiding flaws in its DePuy Pinnacle line of metal on metal artificial hips that caused the devices to fail prematurely and left them facing revision surgeries and pain.

The landmark verdict delivered today follows claims filed by Margaret Aoki, Jay Christopher, Donald Greer, Richard Klusmann and Robert Peterson, all Texas residents who received DePuy’s Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System hip implant.

All five alleged that the devices had unreasonably high failure rates resulting in severe pain and inflammation, bone erosion, tissue loss and other problems.

The hip implant victims claimed that DePuy’s hip design was defective; that the company failed to give adequate warnings; and Johnson & Johnson aided and abetted in misrepresentations that rose to the level of fraud.

They awarded $142 million in actual damages and $360 million in punitive damages to a group of five patients whose hips broke down and had to be surgically removed.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas jury announced the verdict on March 17 after hearing 37 days of testimony.

J&J DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Failures

Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary continues to face thousands of lawsuits over their defective metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip replacement. The Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant system was manufactured from 2002 to 2012 before DePuy pulled the metal liners off the market in 2013.

The Pinnacle devices have never been recalled, although DePuy recalled other metal-on-metal hip implants that were sold under the ASR brand name to roughly 35,000 patients here in the U.S.

According to the latest court data from March 15, 2016, there are more than 8,300 federal product liability lawsuits that have been filed by folks who experienced severe and serious problems with the artificial hip implant.

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation

Since 2011 all federal DePuy Pinnacle cases has been consolidated and centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, as part of an MDL, or Multidistrict Litigation.

Over 8,300 similar claims have been centralized in the Northern District of Texas before U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to streamline the discovery and bellwether trial process. The consolidated for pretrial proceedings were established in May 2011.

The first bellwether trial in 2014, found for the defense when the jury found that the patient injuries may have been as a result of poor doctor implant techniques.

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Failure

There are thousands of DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits that allege that the DePuy Pinnacle hip has an unreasonably dangerous and defective design, which was not thoroughly studied and that inadequate warnings were provided about the risk that the device may loosen and fail.

Microscopic metal particles are released into the body from the metal components, which are made from Cobalt and Chromium alloy grinding against each other during normal daily activities. This release of cobalt and chromium particles into the body is known as metallosis.

The jury found that DePuy took a number of short cuts getting the Pinnacle hip implants on the market, in part due to the 510(k) approval process, which only requires a device be substantially equivalent to devices already in use.

The company did not seek premarket approval, and so avoided the FDA requirement to determine if a device is safe or effective. There were no Pinnacle hip clinical trials to see if it even worked, or if it was safe to use.

The FDA released new guidance for metal-on-metal hip replacements in January 2013, indicating that doctors should only use the design if other artificial hip implants are not appropriate. The agency also determined that future metal-on-metal hip designs will be required to undergo extensive human clinical trials before they will be approved.

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There are a shocking number of metal on metal hip implant replacement failures. The epidemic of premature metal on metal hip implant failure continues surge at an alarming rate. DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Biomet M2A Magnum, Smith and Nephew Birmingham and R3, Wright Profemur and Conserve, Zimmer Durom cup and Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II and Encore, are among hip replacements that continue to fail prematurely and require painful and risky revision surgery.

Hip_Implant_Failure_AttorneyTotal Number of DePuy ASR Settlements Exceeds 9,400 Cases

Johnson and Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, has agreed to add another 1,400 hip injury claims to a settlement agreement reached in 2013. This new agreement extends the deal to include recalled ASR implants that were revised as of January 31, 2015.

J&J had initially agreed to settle about 8,000 ASR lawsuit cases, that folks brought when their hip replacement failed and had to be removed prior to August 31, 2013. The initial agreement left several thousand DePuy ASR hip lawsuits in limbo.

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The epidemic of premature metal on metal hip implant failure continues surge at an alarming rate. DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Biomet Magnum & M2a, Smith and Nephew, Wright Conserve, Zimmer Durom cup and Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II, are among hip replacements that continue to fail prematurely and require painful and risky revision surgery.

DePuy ASR Metallosis Injury AttorneyTotal Number of DePuy ASR Settlements Exceeds 9,400 Cases

Johnson and Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, has agreed to add another 1,400 hip injury claims to a settlement agreement reached in 2013. This new agreement extends the deal to include recalled ASR implants that were revised as of January 31, 2015.

The epidemic of premature metal on metal hip implant failure continues surge at an alarming rate. DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Biomet Magnum, Smith and Nephew, Wright Conserve, Zimmer Durom cup and Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II, are among hip replacements that continue to fail prematurely and require painful and risky revision surgery.

DePuy ASR Metallosis Injury AttorneyTotal Number of DePuy ASR Settlements Exceeds 9,400 Cases

Johnson and Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, has agreed to add another 1,400 hip injury claims to a settlement agreement reached in 2013. This new agreement extends the deal to include recalled ASR implants that were revised as of January 31, 2015.

DePuy ASR metal on metal hip replacements continue to fail prematurely and require painful and risky revision surgery. Johnson and Johnson, the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device maker and its subsidiary DePuy, recently agreed to extend the settlement of its notorious line of failed metal on metal hips, to include cases where the faulty hip was replaced as of January 2015.

DePuy ASR Metallosis Injury AttorneyThis extension, provides further relieve to injured plaintiffs who were locked out of the original settlement, which cut off claims as of August 2013.

Total Number of Settlements Exceeds 9,400 Cases

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