Pinnacle Lawsuit Updates
December, 2016: A federal jury in Dallas, TX, awarded a record $1 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to six plaintiffs injured by the company’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants. Read the full story.
Did You Miss the DePuy ASR Hip Settlement Deadline?
The $2.5 billion settlement agreement announced in November 2013 was for patients with the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant. What you need to know is that the settlement only applies to people who had revision surgery on or before January 31, 2015. If you have not had a revision surgery, you are not covered by this settlement.
Nash & Franciskato Law Firm is accepting ASR hip implant cases that do not qualify for the settlement — these are referred to as “out of deadline” cases. While you may not be able to participate in the settlement program, you still may have a case. Contact us immediately to discuss your situation.
DePuy ASR Hip Recall
The DePuy ASR metal on metal hip recall has turned into one of the largest medical device failures in history. Almost 100,000 of these hip replacements were surgically implanted into patients worldwide. Only now are the debilitating effects surfacing, including pain, dislocation, loosening, and chromium and cobalt metal poisoning. Many DePuy hip patients are facing their second or even third revision surgery to replace the defective ASR hip joints.
Mistakes That Can Hurt Your ASR Hip Recall Case
Don’t Sign Anything. Don’t Send Anything.
Johnson & Johnson hired a company called Broadspire to handle patient claims. Broadspire collects medical records, sends out complicated forms to fill out, and their adjustors even decide if a patient qualifies for another surgery. Don’t give them your private medical records. The information they want can be used against you later on if you decide to go to court. Broadspire was hired to manage the DePuy ASR hip recall for Johnson & Johnson, not for you.
Don’t Call the DePuy Hotline before Talking to an Attorney
Again, these companies will try to limit their liability in your case. Any information you hand over to them can be used against you later on in court. Before you do anything, talk to a medical product liability lawyer, like the experienced attorneys at the Nash & Franciskato Law Firm.
Pinnacle: Another Faulty DePuy Hip Implant
While no recall of the Pinnacle hip implant has been issued yet, lawsuits have been filed as more and more people experience serious medical problems with the hip implant, such as:
- Metal poisoning
- Bone fracture
- Loosening of the device
- Nerve, muscle and bone damage
- Device failure and hip replacement revision surgery
Even if you are not having any symptoms, you should consider talking with a lawyer familiar with metal on metal hip cases.
Legal Expertise for Hip Replacement Litigation
Nash & Franciskato is a national law firm helping people like you stand up to Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics. We work together representing all of our clients, which allows us to level the playing field for you when dealing with huge companies like Johnson & Johnson and their armies of corporate lawyers.
Our attorneys handle ALL cases themselves, so you always know who is representing you. We are NOT a legal referral service. Our hip recall lawyers have extensive experience with medically complicated joint replacement lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
Nash & Franciskato charges you no legal fees unless we help you recover money at trial or through the settlement of your DePuy hip replacement case.
The Nash & Franciskato Law Firm is leading national litigation against DePuy, Inc., and its distributors as a founding member of The DePuy ASR Hip Recall Law Firm Alliance.
We are a leading national law firm in the area of hip replacement litigation. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling hip replacement and knee replacement lawsuits, obtaining over $50 million in Collective Settlements involving defective knee and hip replacements.
Receive a Free Evaluation
Contact the Nash & Franciskato Law Firm if you have the DePuy ASR or Pinnacle hip implant. One of our attorneys will contact you right away for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.