First Case of Over 6,000 Brought to Jury in DePuy Pinnacle Trial
Hi, this is Stuart Talley. I’m the partner here responsible for the metal on metal hip cases. The reason we’re doing this video today is to provide an update on the ongoing Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip trial that is now pending in Dallas, Texas.
This is the first of more than 6,000 cases to be tried to a jury. This week at the trials, at the fourth week of the trial, the plaintiffs are still putting on their case and this week we heard from Dr. Dr. Henrik Malchau. Dr. Malchau is the surgeon who actually performed the revision surgery on each of the plaintiffs hips. She had a revision surgery on each side. What makes this case very unique and something that probably you won’t see in any other cases that go to trial is Dr. Malchau actually videotaped the procedures as they were occurring. I’ve been told he wore an actual camera on his head so the jurors could see what he saw. The videos show lots of tissue damage, they show fluid accumulation and they show clear signs of metallosis. I expect the video or a video like this is going to have a pretty dramatic impact on the jury. The surgeries are not pretty they’re actually gory. this is the only way to describe it and so you know I think it’s going to have a very big impact on this jury to see what this surgery really is. What happens during a revision surgery. And I think it will benefit the plaintiff pretty dramatically.
Now the plaintiff also testified this week and during her testimony she explained what happened to her. What her injuries are. And there were also a series of experts that testified to talk about her injuries. There was an economist, a life planner and her husband, testified as well. So the case is proceeding, its proceeding well. The plaintiffs are still putting on there act – you know we haven’t got to the defendants case yet so we’re not sure what they’re going to come up with. But so far it’s looking pretty good for the plaintiffs.
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