First DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Bellwether Trial Scheduled for September 2014

August 21, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
(New York, NY, August 21, 2012) The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the failures of defective metal-on-metal hip implant devices manufactured and sold by DePuy Orthopaedics and other manufacturers, is anticipating satisfaction for plaintiffs when trials of federal DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuits begin in 2014.

Federal DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuits consolidated for pretrial proceedings in a Multidistrict Litigation case in the Northern District of Texas are moving forward, as evidenced by a new scheduling order. By Case Management Order No. 7, issued by United States District Judge James E. Kinkeade on August 14, 2012, in case number 3:11-MD-2244-K, numerous milestones were established.

Several of the deadlines set are likely to be of interest to the public: A list of requested persons to be examined at deposition is to be provided by the plaintiffs' counsel by October 29, 2012. By December 31, the defendants must advise the court that all relevant documents responsive to the plaintiffs' requests have been produced. And by September 2, 2013, the parties must recommend to the court 4-6 cases to be tried as bellwether cases.

The first bellwether case is to be ready for trial by September 4, 2014.

Rochelle Rottenstein, principle of the Rottenstein Law Group, says, "We implore anyone with a friend or relative who has received an all-metal hip replacement device to reach out to that person and recommend that he or she consult a physician immediately and then speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer."

The Rottenstein Law Group lawyers have a total of more than 25 years of experience fighting for the rights of clients who have suffered harm due to the negligence of powerful corporations. Affected individuals can also stay apprised of the latest developments in the DePuy Pinnacle situation by visiting The site is equipped with easy-to-use social media features which will enable users to spread the word about DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement device failures. (Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

About The Rottenstein Law Group
The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients nationwide in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients in consumer product injury, mass tort, and class action lawsuits in a compassionate manner.