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Denial of Dismissal Motions Allows Bellwether Federal DePuy Pinnacle Trials to Begin, the Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports

The firm represents clients in lawsuits against DePuy Orthopaedics who allege that the company’s Pinnacle Hip Replacement System caused them serious health complications.

Rockville Centre, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/01/2014 -- The Rottenstein Law Group LLP is currently representing plaintiffs with claims stemming from injuries allegedly caused by metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement devices.

United States District Judge Ed Kinkeade, who is overseeing several lawsuits involving the DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle hip implant system (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation; United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, No. 3:11-MD-2244-K) issued two memorandum opinions on July 18 denying motions of defendant DePuy, making it possible for two individual cases against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, to proceed to trial. (Lay v. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., et al., No. 3:11-cv-03590-K; Herlihy-Paoli v. DePuy § Orthopaedics, Inc., et al. No 3:12-cv-04975-K.)

DePuy Orthopaedics had asked the court to exclude the testimony of six potential witnesses in both cases, arguing that the witnesses did not legally qualify as experts. In a separate motion, DePuy had asked the court to dismiss the suits or award DePuy summary judgment or partial summary judgment on some of the plaintiffs’ claims. With the denial of the motions, the lawsuits are on track to be the first tried.

“Our firm represents a number of DePuy Pinnacle plaintiffs, so we are eager to have the bellwether trials begin,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. “Our goal is to ensure that anyone harmed by a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant receives the compensation they deserve, and the outcomes of these first cases will set the stage for possible settlements of other claims."

The Rottenstein Law Group LLP maintains a website where users can obtain valuable information about the dangers of metal-on-metal hip replacement implants, and research the process of how to go about filing a lawsuit against the medical device manufacturers that sold these dangerous devices. The site,, contains information about dangerous hip implants sold by various manufacturers.

Individuals who feel they have cause to sue DePuy Orthopaedics, or another manufacturer, can fill out the no-cost, confidential claim evaluation form to determine whether or not they have a case.

The Rottenstein Law Group LLP is a New York-based 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 hurt by defective medical devices and medications. (Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

The Rottenstein Law Group LLP
Rochelle Rottenstein, Esq.
100 Merrick Road
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

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