On February 23, 2015, Lewis Saul & Associates, P.C. filed a product liability lawsuit on behalf of its client, James Vadas, against Johnson & Johnson, Depuy Orthopaedics and related entities. The case was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Maine. In March 2009. Mr. Vadas underwent a total hip arthroplasty where a Depuy Pinnacle hip device was implanted. Due to defects with the hip device, Mr. Vadas was forced to undergo a painful and unnecessary revision surgery only one year later in March 2010. The Complaint alleges among other counts that the Depuy Pinnacle hip implant was defective in design having an unacceptably high failure rate and that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn Mr. Vadas and his physicians about the risk of metallosis and other injuries associated with the device. On March 3, 2015, the case was transferred to the Depuy Pinnacle multidistrict litigation before the Honorable Edward Kinkeade in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The Vadas case will undergo coordinated pre-trial discovery in the Depuy Pinnacle MDL along with approximately 7,000 other Depuy Pinnacle claims docketed in the MDL. The case is James Vadas v. Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 3:15-cv-00771. Contact Lewis Saul & Associates, P.C. To Discuss Your Rights If you or a loved one was injured by a hip implant or other medical device or prescription drug, you may be entitled to pursue a claim against the manufacturers for damages. For a free and confidential case evaluation, please call our office toll-free at (888) 747-5342 or complete our online contact form and we will promptly respond to your inquiry.