Defective Medical Devices

Settlement Agreement Reached On Behalf of Zimmer Durom Acetabular Cup Claimants

On February 17, 2016, a settlement agreement was reached between Zimmer, Inc., the manufacturer of the Zimmer Durom Cup, and Claimant’s Liaison Counsel, the attorneys representing the interests of individuals across the country injured by defective Zimmer Durom hip components. In many cases, these patients underwent risky and costly revision surgeries for removal of these […]

$11 M Verdict in 1st Wright Conserve Hip Bellwether Trial

ATLANTA, November 25, 2015- On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, the jury in the first federal bellwether trial against Wright Medical Technology, Inc. for product liability and misrepresentation claims relating to their Conserve metal-on-metal hip implant device, awarded $11 million in favor of Plaintiff Robyn Christiansen. Following a two week trial and three days of deliberations, […]

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 […]

Jury Awards $4.5 Million to Victim of Malfunctioning Wright Hip Implant Device

On June 12, 2015, a California jury found Wright Medical Technology, Inc. liable in the amount of $4.5 million to Alan Warner due to the pain and suffering he experienced after his Wright hip implant unexpectedly fractured after only three years of implantation. This was the first Wright hip lawsuit, out of over 1200 currently […]

Wright Conserve Metal-on-Metal Hips Update

Pope McGlamry, Kiesel Law and Ray Boucher are leading the charge against Wright Medical in MDL-2329, a consolidated proceeding pursuing products defect claims relating to Wright Medical Conserve – another defective metal-on-metal hip implant device. Mike McGlamry and Ray Boucher have been appointed as lead counsel for all plaintiffs, while Bill Norwood and Helen Zukin […]

DePuy Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Litigation Updates

MDL No. 2244, Northern District of Texas In October 2014, a Dallas jury heard the first of more than 7,000 pending DePuy Pinnacle hip implant cases to be tried.  After an 8-week trial and 3 days of deliberation, the jury found for DePuy. Specifically, jurors in the federal court concluded that the Pinnacle implant’s design […]

Power Morcellator Lawsuits: A Growing Number of Legal Actions

On April 17, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication and an updated safety communication on November 24, 2014, discouraging doctors from using Laparoscopic Uterine Power Morcellation in Hysterectomy and Myomectomy procedures.  Power Morcellators are medical devices used to remove uterine fibroids in women, such as removing the uterus (hysterectomy) […]

$2.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiff in DePuy Case

Last week, on February 3, a jury in Tulsa County, Oklahoma returned a $2.5 million compensatory damage verdict in favor of Plaintiff Andrea Smith against Defendants DePuy Orthopaedics and DePuy International following implantation and subsequent revision surgery of a defective DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement device.  (Smith v. DePuy, CJ-2011-5804, District Court, Tulsa County, Oklahoma) […]

Profemur Trials Approved for Coordinated Pretrial Proceedings

Last month, we noted that Tennessee’s Shelby County Circuit Court was considering whether to coordinate claims involving fractures of Wright Medical’s Profemur® Hip System. The Profemur® Hip System is a modular hip implant device developed and distributed by Wright Medical that has fractured and catastrophically failed post-implant at a frequency well above industry norms.  A […]

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 […]