In November 2017, it was announced that six patients implanted with Johnson & Johnson’s Pinnacle hip implant will share in a $247 million payday from the pharmaceutical company fueled by its faulty device. The patients—plaintiffs who filed lawsuits against the device manufacturer—alleged that the metal-on-metal design of the implant caused tissue death and bone erosion, …. Read More
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A Massachusetts District Judge presiding over the Stryker LFIT V40 litigation said that a jury will hear the first lawsuit claiming complications from the hip implant component on September 16, 2019. The first of several bellwether trials, the outcome of the case will provide insight as to how juries may respond to evidence that will …. Read More
Dr. Frank Chan, a doctor who oversaw the clinical testing for DePuy Orthopaedics’ metal-on-metal Pinnacle Ultamet hip replacement system, testified on the witness stand in a UK court last week. He maintained that protein buildup on the Pinnacle cobalt chrome heads caused tests to be seriously flawed, and that DePuy’s failure to clean these components …. Read More
In one of the largest product liability group actions ever heard in the UK, hundreds of plaintiffs are claiming they received a faulty metal-on-metal hip implant manufactured by DePuy. The 312 patients who received the Pinnacle Ultamet hip joint claim that they needed revision surgery when their device released metal particles into the bloodstream and …. Read More
In a recent lawsuit against Stryker Orthopaedics filed by a Tennessee man, he claims that he suffered serious injuries following implantation of Stryker’s Accolade TMZF hip stem and LFIT anatomic CoCr V40 femoral head. Pending in the District of Massachusetts, the alleged side-effects from the metal-on-metal implant mirror those of many other plaintiffs with similar …. Read More