Consumer Alert: DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implants
May 1, 2011
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. is facing public scrutiny regarding the premature loosening and failure of the Pinnacle hip prostheses. Within the past year alone, the FDA has received hundreds of adverse reports regarding failures or other complications related to the Pinnacle device.1 On May 16th, the Judicial Panel on MultiDistrict Litigation will consider a Petition to create an MDL devoted to litigation concerning the DePuy Pinnacle. 2 Our firm is currently litigating Pinnacle cases.
1. See FDA MAUDE Database, available at http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfMAUDE/TextResults.cfm?dls=101&q=Pinnacle&pf=Data_Date_Year:2011,Data_Date_Year:2010&pn=10&sc=.
2. See United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, Notice of Hearing Session, available at http://www.jpml.uscourts.gov/Hearing_Order-5-16-11.pdf.
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