Rottenstein Law Group Acknowledges Court Order Setting First Dates in Wright Conserve Multidistrict Litigation
(New York, NY, March 26, 2012) The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the failures of defective hip replacement devices manufactured and sold by Wright Medical, is acknowledging the initial deadlines set by the Conserve multidistrict litigation court in its first pretrial order.
In its Pretrial Order No. 1, filed on March 19, The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, In re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (no. 1:12-MD-2329), District Judge William S. Duffey, Jr. set forth some rules to govern the initial procedure in those actions transferred to the court by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation concerning the Wright Conserve hip replacement devices, all of which are being consolidated for pretrial purposes.
Judge Duffey ordered, among other things, that all discovery in the MDL action be stayed until further order of the court; accordingly, the parties are not to share pretrial information just now. The court set the “Initial Organization Conference” in the matter for the morning of April 23, 2012. Counsel for the parties must meet and confer by April 2, and by April 9 must file a Proposed Case Management Order and Proposed Conference Agenda. At the Initial Organization Conference, the parties will provide to the court input regarding the process for selecting Lead and Liason Counsel – unless the parties agree among themselves which counsel will perform those functions.
The Wright Conserve hip replacement devices are comprised of a system that involves the capping of a patient’s thigh bone with a synthetic ball and the replacement of that patient’s hip socket with a corresponding cup. Both the ball and the cup of the Wright Conserve devices are partially constructed of metal. There has been much recent media coverage of the dangers of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, including an ongoing series of reports in the New York Times.
The Rottenstein Law Group is advising anyone with a friend or relative who has undergone a hip replacement procedure to reach out the that person and recommend that they consult a physician immediately, and then speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer. The firm maintains a Wright Profemur Z Lawsuit Information page on its Web site, which includes easy-to-use social media features that allow for easy sharing of information about the dangers of defective medical devices.
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