Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C., have been appointed to leadership positions in MDL. No. 2329, In re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, Civil Action No. 1:12-md-2329, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 3, 2012, 2012
Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C., a prominent Georgia law firm specializing in civil litigation, announced today that it has been appointed to leadership positions for the Plaintiffs in the Wright Conserve Hip Implant Multi-District Litigation (MDL). The firm will serve as Co-Lead Counsel and Co-Liaison Counsel in the MDL proceeding. Michael L. McGlamry and William Usher Norwood, III will being handling the primary duties of Co-Lead Counsel and Co-Liaison Counsel, respectively, for Pope McGlamry. Between them, Mike McGlamry and Bill Norwood have 75 years of experience in handling complex litigation matters. McGlamry and Norwood will work with Raymond P. Boucher, Co-Lead Counsel, and Helen E. Zukin, Co-Liaison Counsel, both of the Los Angeles, California law firm Kiesel Boucher Larson, LLP, to coordinate the Plaintiffs’ litigation in the Wright Conserve Hip Implant MDL.
The Wright Conserve Hip Implant MDL is a consolidation in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia of products liability cases from around the country against Wright Medical Technology and its parent company, Wright Medical Group, Inc. Cases pending in the MDL seek to recover for individuals who have suffered injuries from Metal-on-Metal hip implants designed and sold by Wright. Attorneys at Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C., filed some of the very first cases alleging injuries from Wright hip replacement products and have led the charge, calling for the formation of a consolidated MDL proceeding. Mike McGlamry took the lead in arguing for consolidation in Miami before the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation.
Approximately 30 individual cases have now been consolidated in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. The Hon. William S. Duffey, Jr., United States District Judge, is presiding over the consolidated MDL proceedings. Judge Duffey appointed Pope McGlamry to the leadership roles in his Order of May 3, 2012. I copy of the entire Order can be seen here.
The Wright Conserve Hip Implant MDL cases stem from problems suffered by individuals who have had a hip replacement with either the Wright CONSERVE® Hip Implant System or the Wright PROFEMUR® Total Hip System. The Wright Hips resemble the recalled DePuy ASR Hip System and have resulted in similar injuries including, failure, acetabular cup loosening, severe pain, swelling, bone and soft tissue damage, metal poisoning, and other complications. Although a recent symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) concluded that there is no indication for the use of Metal-on-Metal total hip implants and preeminent British medical journal The Lancet reported that Metal-on-Metal stemmed total hip implant systems should not be used, the Wright Metal-on-Metal Hips are still on the market. To read more about the Wright Metal-on-Metal hip replacement systems, please visit the firm’s website, at http://www.pmkm.com/area-of-practice/product-liability/wright-total-hip-systems.
About Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C.
Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C. maintains offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia. The firm specializes in complex, class action, products liability and commercial litigation. Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C. also represents individuals in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death litigation. For more information concerning this case, or for other information, please contact us in Atlanta at 404-523-7706 or in Columbus at 706-324-0050, or visit us at http://www.pmkm.com.