Medical Device

Plaintiffs’ Leadership Counsel Announce a Settlement Program for Wright Medical Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

After a hard-fought, almost 5-year battle in federal court in Atlanta, Georgia and in California state court, we are pleased to announce a settlement program that will resolve a significant number of claims against Wright Medical. Wright Medical has agreed to settle approximately 1,300 claims of certain Wright Medical metal-on-metal hip implant patient-claimants whose hips […]

Omnibus Order in Conserve Hips MDL-2329 Sets Stage for Bellwether Trial

On August 31, 2015, United States District Judge William S. Duffey, Jr., issued a 123-page order in the first of the consolidated MDL cases alleging that the Wright Medical Conserve metal-on-metal hip replacement devices are defective. The Court denied the motion for summary judgment as to Plaintiff Robyn Christiansen’s claims for defective design, fraudulent misrepresentation […]

Airbag Litigation Consolidated as the NHTSA Fines Takata

Having filed class action lawsuits in Georgia, North Carolina and Missouri against Takata and Honda, attorneys at Pope McGlamry are at the forefront of the nationwide Takata airbag litigation proceedings recently consolidated before the Honorable Judge Federico Moreno of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. To date, over one hundred […]

FDA Issues Safety Communication Regarding Power Morcellators

Johnson & Johnson has voluntarily recalled three laparoscopic power morcellators from hospitals worldwide as evidence points to the spread of cancer as a result of morcellation procedures. Power morcellators are medical devices used during certain types of laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgeries. These can include certain procedures to treat uterine fibroids, such as removing the uterus […]

Hip Implant Systems Not Adequately Tested

Recently published research reveals that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not done an adequate job at regulating hip replacement systems. As the first trials over Johnson & Johnson’s defective Pinnacle Ultamet hip implant equipment begin across the United States, patients and doctors are left wondering whether these manufacturers were asked to provide evidence […]

Johnson & Johnson on Trial for Defective Hip Replacement Systems

Following Johnson & Johnson’s agreement to a $2.5 billion settlement for their defective ASR hip replacement system, they are again facing legal action for their Pinnacle Ultamet line of hip replacement equipment. According to the lawsuit, Johnson & Johnson’s Pinnacle hip replacement systems are liable to release metal content into the patient’s bloodstream, which can […]