Texas Federal Judge Oversees Retrial in Multi-Plaintiff DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Case
January 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Retrial of a case targeting DePuy’s Pinnacle hip implant has begun in Texas federal court, following the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ reversal of a $502 million verdict due to “serious evidentiary errors” committed by the trial court.
Trial began in the five-plaintiff case on Jan. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, with Judge Ed Kinkeade presiding.
The multidistrict litigation court had consolidated the five cases — all filed by Texas plaintiffs — for trial. Plaintiffs were initially implanted with Pinnacle’s metal-on-metal design, in which both head and liner (Ultamet) …
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