Injured Patients Motion for Status Conference

On behalf of our clients, Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. filed a “Motion and Incorporated Brief for Case Management Conference” with the Court overseeing lawsuits involving Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip replacements.

The motion requests that the judge overseeing the national litigation, Judge Ed Kinkeade, “schedule a case management conference to provide for an update on the status of the MDL and to accept questions and input from all parties.”

The motion explains that such a case management conference would help ensure transparency.  It states that patients injured by Pinnacle metal on metal hip replacements are desperate for information about their cases.  Desired information includes settlement prospects for these cases.

Additionally, plaintiffs want to know when litigation will resume for cases where no settlement is reached.  Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. filed the motion on June 14th.

Media and online comments from injured patients reflect their frustration.  Comments focus on how J&J failed to warn patients of heavy metal poisoning from Pinnacle metal on metal hip replacements.

However, for patients faced with tissue death and bone loss from the Pinnacle metal on metal hip replacement, rather than providing compensation, Johnson & Johnson instead conducted scorched earth litigation.

Additionally, injured patients are expressing severe discontent with the proposed settlement terms from Johnson & Johnson.  Finally, patients question how they can intelligently make a decision to settle or not settle without more information.

A copy of mctlaw’s motion on behalf of its clients can be found HERE.

About Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A.

mctlaw is a national medical product liability law firm with offices in Sarasota, FL, Seattle, WA, and Washington, DC.  It filed the first metal on metal (MoM) hip replacement lawsuit in the United States in 2008. Additionally, mctlaw continues to litigate metal on metal hip replacement with its’ highly experienced attorneys.  The Firm represents patients across the US suffering the effects of heavy metal poisoning from metal on metal hip replacements.

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Both Sides Close to a Deal in Pinnacle Hip Implant Cases

Good News for Potential Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Settlements

A global settlement may come soon in Pinnacle hip implant lawsuits across the country.  One of the attorneys working on the deal announced that both sides reached a tentative agreement. The deal would resolve most of the 10,000 lawsuits currently filed against Johnson & Johnson and the DePuy hip maker.

Federal Trial in Pinnacle Hip Cases Ends Suddenly

At the moment, there are no details about a potential settlement. However, a federal court in Dallas suddenly released a jury from a Pinnacle re-trial after news broke of a possible settlement. That retrial was in response to a 2016 verdict awarding five DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement patients a $500 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson. DePuy’s spokeswoman refused to comment on any settlement deal details.  Lawsuits aimed at DePuy’s failed Pinnacle metal on metal hips began back in 2010. Since then, Johnson & Johnson faced several massive jury verdicts against them, including a $1 Billion verdict against the hip maker.

J&J Settles with US States for $120 Million

Two weeks ago J&J agreed to pay $120 million to states over deceptive marketing practices in how they sold the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hips.  Attorney Generals from 46 states said DePuy misled consumers about how long their metal on metal hip implants would last.

Early Settlements Reached in 3,300 Pinnacle Hip Cases

In December 2018 news sources reported that Johnson & Johnson settled about 3,300 individual cases for approximately $125,000 each. One of our highly experienced attorneys can review your case for free.

Complications from Metal on Metal Hips

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J&J To Pay $120 Million to Settle False DePuy Marketing Claims

Johnson & Johnson agrees to a pay $120-million settlement.  The attorneys general of 46 states announced the victory today.  They sued J&J over deceptive and misleading marketing practices. The states claimed Depuy told patients the ASR XL and Pinnacle Ultamet hips would last at least 5 years.  In reality, European health regulators reported that 95% of these hips never made it to the 5-year mark.  Patients often needed another hip surgery to remove and replace the ASR XL and Pinnacle Ultamet implants.

The settlement forces Depuy to change how they market their hip implants.  They also have to closely monitor, track, and report on complaints about these hips. Depuy says the settlement does not imply any admission of liability or misconduct. New York Attorney General Letitia James says in her statement that “companies should never be allowed to freely mislead the public, especially when there are health concerns involved.”

Timeline of Johnson & Johnson Metal on Metal Hip Trials and Settlements

mctlaw Defective Metal on Metal Hip Litigation

The defective joint replacement team at Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. have extensive experience in representing clients who suffered injuries from defective Metal on Metal Hip Replacements.  Our attorneys were the first to file a claim against Biomet for their M2a and Magnum metal on metal hip replacements.

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