Rockville Centre, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 1, 2014 - The Rottenstein Law Group LLP is currently representing plaintiffs with claims stemming from injuries allegedly caused by metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement devices (http://www.hipimplantinjury.com/depuy-pinnacle-acetabular-cup-system/). United States District Judge Ed Kinkeade, who is overseeing several lawsuits involving the DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle hip implant system (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation; United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, No. 3:11-MD-2244-K) has been informed by Special Master James Stanton in a report filed July 29, that the first two cases—Lay v. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., et al., No. 3:11-cv-03590-K; Herlihy-Paoli v. DePuy § Orthopaedics, Inc., et al. No 3:12-cv-04975-K—“will be ready for trial by September 1, 2014.”
According to the Special Masters Pretrial Report and Supplemental Scheduling Order, “with a few limited exceptions, all discovery is complete and the Court has ruled on all outstanding motions.” The plaintiffs and the defendants have each identified the witnesses to be called at trial. The parties have exchanged exhibit lists and proposed jury questionnaires and instructions and verdict forms as well. On August 18, 2014, the parties will meet with the Special Master in Dallas to conference on outstanding pretrial matters.
“Because our firm represents a substantial number of DePuy Pinnacle plaintiffs, we are eager to have the bellwether trials begin,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. “Our goal is to ensure that anyone harmed by a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant receives the compensation they deserve, and the outcomes of these first cases will set the stage for possible settlements of other claims."
The Rottenstein Law Group LLP maintains a website where users can obtain valuable information about the dangers of metal-on-metal hip replacement implants, and research the process of how to go about filing a lawsuit against the medical device manufacturers that sold these dangerous devices. The site, http://www.hipimplantinjury.com, contains information about dangerous hip implants sold by various manufacturers. Individuals who feel they have cause to sue DePuy Orthopaedics, or another manufacturer, can fill out the no-cost, confidential claim evaluation form to determine whether or not they have a case.
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