Injured Patients Motion for Status Conference


On behalf of our clients, mctlaw 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.  Mctlaw 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 meta-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 mctlaw

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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