DePuy Hip Implant Cases Consolidated in Texas MDL
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ("JPML") ordered
on Monday that several cases currently pending in different federal courts
be transfered and consolidated in Texas. The JPML created a new multidistrict
litigation ("MDL") in the Northern District of Texas. The MDL
involves cases related to Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Pinnacle Acetabular
Cup Systems hip implants. So far three cases and 54 follow along cases
have been ordered to join the MDL.
These cases involve metal-on-metal hip replacements manufactured by DePuy
Orthopedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson. The hip replacements
are coming under increased scrutiny due to their high failure rates. Numerous
patients are reporting that the hip replacements are loosening from the
hip bone causing serious pain and often requiring surgical replacement.
DePuy has come under fire previously for its ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems.
Currently more than 1,000 cases are pending in that litigation in Ohio.
If you have a DePuy Hip Implant and/or Replacement, contact a Texas DePuy
Hip Implant Recall Lawyer today for a free case evaluation.