Maglio to Lead Pinnacle/ASR Attorney Group

Attorney Altom M. Maglio was elected to lead a group focused on the ongoing litigation against Johnson & Johnson over the company’s Pinnacle and ASR metal on metal hip replacements.

The American Association for Justice (AAJ), the primary organization for plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the United States, recently elected Mr. Maglio Chairman of the DePuy Metal on Metal Hip Implant Litigation Group. Mr. Maglio will help coordinate strategy for AAJ attorneys who are filing lawsuits against J&J’s metal on metal hips.

In 2008 Mr. Maglio filed the first lawsuit in the United States over a defective metal on metal hip replacement. He’s been involved at the highest levels of these cases ever since and brings that experience and knowledge of the medical device industry to the AAJ group.

Johnson & Johnson faces legal pressure over the Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant, despite a 2018 settlement deal. Over the past 10 years, J&J paid out billions of dollars to settle lawsuits involving the recalled DePuy ASR metal on metal hip system, which is similar to the Pinnacle hip.

Maglio’s own national law firm, Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. is aggressively pursuing Pinnacle metal on metal hip cases and filing Pinnacle MoM hip lawsuits across the U.S. on behalf of our clients.

The AAJ DePuy Metal on Metal Implant Litigation group will assist attorneys facing Pinnacle and ASR lawsuits with the resources and information they need to effectively represent their clients. If you are an attorney representing a client with a Johnson & Johnson DePuy metal on metal hip replacement, go to https://www.justice.org/litigation-groups/depuy-metal-metal-hip-implant to join the litigation group.

ABOUT MAGLIO CHRISTOPHER & TOALE
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’s highly experienced trial attorneys continue to litigate metal on metal hip replacement cases across the country. The Firm represents patients suffering from the effects of heavy metal poisoning from metal on metal hip replacements.

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mctlaw Attorney Christina Unkel a FIFA Rules Expert

mctlaw’s Christina Unkel is taking a high profile role as a FIFA rules expert on Fox Sports this month.  She’s part of the Women’s World Cup broadcasting team and reports on the sometimes complex rules of the game.  In addition to her position as an attorney at Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A., Unkel is also an international FIFA referee.  She’s gotten positive reviews for her knowledge and analysis during the World Cup coverage on topics like the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) and predicting the outcome of some controversial calls.

You can watch Christina during World Cup coverage on Fox Sports.

Ms. Unkel practices in the following areas:  Commercial and Construction Litigation, Federal Takings, Rails to Trails conversions.  She is also leading up litigation over the Plantation Golf and Country Club equity memberships.

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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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