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 […]

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 […]

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 Allegedly in Process to Settle Pinnacle MoM Hip Cases

According to court documents released on Monday, November 26th, 2018, DePuy, the manufacturer of the Pinnacle hip, appears to be in the process of settling thousands of their Metal on Metal hip cases within the Multi-District Litigation.  Typically, court documents that talk of the payment terms for attorneys are produced when the settlement process begins. […]

$247 Million Verdict Against J&J in DePuy Pinnacle Hip Trial

A Dallas Federal jury issued a $247 million dollar verdict against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopedics today. The jury reached their unanimous verdict in favor of 6 hip replacement patients who were seriously hurt by Pinnacle metal on metal hip implants. Today, the Dallas jury decided J&J was guilty of negligent design, inadequate warning, manufacturing […]

Judge Slashes Billion Dollar Pinnacle Verdict in Half

A Texas judge slashes a $1 billion dollar verdict by $500 million dollars in the most recent Pinnacle hip replacement trial.  Judge Ed Kinkeade based his decision on “constitutional considerations that limit the amount a plaintiff may recover in punitive damages,” according to Reuters.  In December a jury originally ordered Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer […]

$1 Billion Dollar Jury Award in Pinnacle Hip Trial

Jurors announced a record $1 billion dollar verdict against Johnson & Johnson in the most recent Pinnacle metal on metal hip trial.  It took jurors only one day of deliberations to come back with their astounding award. How Much Was Awarded to Each Pinnacle Hip Plaintiff? Harris Martin Publishing sources say the verdict total is […]

Jury Awards Nearly $500 Million Verdict in 2016 J&J Pinnacle Trial

(Thursday, March 17, 2016) —  Today a Dallas, TX jury awarded an astounding $497.6 million dollar verdict over the defective Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacements made and sold by DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Jonnson.  This is a huge victory for the 5 patients in this case who all suffer from similar debilitating health problems because of their implants, including inflammation […]

Jurors Deliberate Fate of DePuy Pinnacle Hip Trial in Dallas

Attorneys made their closing arguments today in the DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal hip replacement trial.  Now the case is in the hands of the jury, which also began deliberations today, March 10, 2016. Proceedings began weeks ago and jurors spent a total of 37 days in court listening to testimony and reviewing evidence.   […]

What We Learned at the Pinnacle Hip Trial

The surprise verdict in the Dallas, Texas Pinnacle hip trial has a lot of people worried. But here’s the reality:  This was one trial, one jury, one verdict. This is only the beginning. There are thousands of victims waiting for their turn in court. And here’s the good news: This trial uncovered Johnson & Johnson’s […]

Jury Now Deliberating in the Dallas Pinnacle Hip Trial

After seven weeks in a Dallas courtroom, a jury is now deliberating in the Pinnacle Metal on Metal hip trial. On Tuesday the lawyer for Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli urged the jury to hold Johnson & Johnson accountable for not warning patients that their DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hips were defective. Attorney Mark Lanier accused the […]

Pinnacle Trial: Graphic Video & Cross-Examination

Why Maglio Christopher & Toale, P. A. is at the Dallas Pinnacle Hip Trial The attorneys at Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. have spent the past few weeks in the Dallas courtroom during the first Pinnacle bellwether trial.  Even though we are not trying this case, we believe being there in person is important to our client’s cases.  We […]

Pinnacle Hip Trial Update: DePuy Blames Surgeons

Attorney Altom Maglio Attends Pinnacle Trial in Dallas Attorney Altom Maglio, who filed the first of the current metal-on-metal hip lawsuits in the United States, is in Dallas, TX this week attending the Pinnacle hip trial.  Mr. Maglio, and co-counsel Brian Franciskato feel strongly that to best represent their Pinnacle and ASR hip clients they need to […]

Lawyers Say Not Enough Done to Ensure Safety in Pinnacle Hips

A DePuy executive faced a tough day in court defending whether or not the company did enough to make sure their Pinnacle metal on metal hip replacement was safe, according to Reuters. Pam Plouhar, VP of Clinical Research at Depuy Orthopaedics, insisted they researched the effects of metal ions to show the Pinnacle MoM hip was safe. […]

Attorney Brian Franciskato Attends Pinnacle Hip Trial in Dallas

Our firm represents many patients with defective Pinnacle hip implants.  That’s why we felt it was important for our attorneys to be present at the first bellwether trial in Dallas, Texas. We believe the best way to represent our clients is to know first-hand about the strategy DePuy is taking in court. Below is a […]

Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial Underway in Dallas

A trial involving the first of thousands of hip replacement patients to sue DePuy over its Pinnacle device is underway in Dallas. More than 6,000 lawsuits have been filed against the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary claiming its hip implant is defective and caused a number of medical problems. In this first case, a Missouri woman, […]