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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 Hip Replacement lawsuitWhen metal hips are used in hip replacement surgery, patients can suffer from implant failure, metallosis, bone death, dislocation, and other serious complications.

Many patients experience relief from pain caused by osteoarthritis and increased mobility. But, like other surgeries, hip replacement carries its own set of risks and complications that require immediate medical attention or even additional surgeries to treat. The type of implant may also increase the risk for certain complications. For example, studies show metal-on-metal implants have greater risk of loosening or early failure because metal particles released from the device may weaken nearby bone and tissue.

Popular brands of metal-on-metal hip implants include Smith & Nephew, Biomet M2a-Magnum, and DePuy ASR and Pinnacle.

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

In the most recent DePuy ASR defective metal hip trial, an Oklahoma woman has been awarded $2.5 million after suffering metal blood poisoning or metallosis from DePuy ASR hip replacements.

Andrea Smith, received ASR hip implants on each side in October 2006 and February 2007. Smith’s blamed DePuy in her lawsuit, claiming that she had to undergo revision surgery to have the implants removed in 2011 and 2012, after being diagnosed with high levels of Cobalt and Chromium metal ions in her blood.

Johnson & Johnson was found not liable for personal injuries and product liability by a Texas jury in the first case to go to trial.
DePuy ASR Metallosis Injury AttorneyJury Found For Johnson & Johnson DePuy


The Dallas federal jury ruled unanimously against the plaintiff Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli, who said the two metal-on-metal Pinnacle hips she received in 2009 were defective and that the company failed to warn patients and doctors about the device’s risks.

The first federal bellwether trial against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy subsidiary for its allegedly defective Pinnacle Hip Implant has been underway for the past 3 weeks in Dallas, Texas.

DePuy ASR Metallosis Injury AttorneyThe U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas oversaw jury selection on September 2 and over the past three weeks there has been a parade of company executives, paid doctor consultants and defense experts subjected to withering cross examination by the plaintiffs team of lawyers.

DePuy Orthopedics Inc., is facing the first bellwether trial over allegations that the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip was defectively designed and caused metallosis. According to the plaintiff Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli, the cobalt-and-chromium alloy caused an infection that resulted in the artificial hips to be removed.

On November 19,  in open federal court in Toledo, Ohio, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay at least $2.475 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits over its recalled hip implants.

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