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- DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implants. DePuy Orthopaedic's Pinnacle hip implant has been linked with premature loosening and excessive metal wear that can result in elevated levels of cobalt and chromium in the body and a metalosis reaction in the tissue surrounding the hip. Early revision surgery to remove and replace the Pinnacle may be indicated in some cases. On May 24th, 2011, a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) for DePuy Pinnacle hip implants was established in the Northern District of Texas. We are actively litigating these cases and will be very involved in this rapidly developing MDL litigation.
- Fosamax Femur Fractures. The Merck drug Fosamax, which has been linked to osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) in the past, has now also been linked to atypical femur fractures. Patients who suffer from these type of fractures often require immediate surgery. On May 24th, 2011, a MDL was established for this new category of injury in the District of New Jersey. We are actively litigating cases involving ONJ in the Southern District of New York, as well as femur fracture cases in the newly-created MDL in New Jersey.
- Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacements. The New York Times has reported that several prominent orthopedic surgeons notified the NexGen knee replacement manufacturer, Zimmer, that their patients have experienced unacceptably high failure rates, and have called for a recall. We are currently investigating these cases. A Petition to establish an MDL for NexGen cases will be heard on July 28th.
Other Investigations and Litigation:
- DePuy ASRHip Implants
- Zimmer Durom CupHip Implant
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