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DePuy Pinnacle Trial Update Two

Posted on December 10, 2018
Thumbnail photo for video update of pending pinnacle hip trial

Video Transcript: Today was an interesting day in court. The plaintiff called Andrew Ekdahl, ex-CEO of DePuy and defendant in the case, to the stand. He is the very first witness the plaintiff called. Mr. Ekdahl has absolutely no medical or engineering background. He advanced through the company as part of the sales division. He … Continue reading

Pinnacle Hip Implants: No Testing Done in Humans

Posted on November 28, 2018

In 2013, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. removed its Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant from the market. The company claims that the device was discontinued due to declining sales. However, some medical experts and safety advocates allege that defects forced the company to remove the device from the market. But how could a medical device approved … Continue reading

$151 Million Verdict in Pinnacle Hip Replacement Case Overturned

Posted on May 21, 2018

In late April 2018, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the $151 million-dollar verdict in the second bellwether trial involving the defective DePuy Pinnacle hip implant. Bellwether trials are aimed at allowing involved parties to gauge the value of remaining legal claims and inform potential settlement talks. The Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant has … Continue reading