An Overview of MDL and Hip Implant MDLs (Part 2)

March 16, 2014

Continuing from An Overview of MDL and Hip Implant MDLs (Part 1)¸ here we will provide some additional important information regarding the ongoing multidistrict litigation for hip implant lawsuits. While the first part of this blog focused on explaining what multidistrict litigation is and why it was enacted for hip implant lawsuits, in this follow-up blog, we will provide an overview of the various MDLs that have already been set up and are underway for specific types of hip implant lawsuits.

The following table highlights the current, ongoing hip implant MDLs underway in various courts throughout the U.S.

Hip Implant Maker

Hip Implant Device


Location of MDL

Presiding Judge

DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.

ASR Hip Systems



(U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio)

Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr.

DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.

Pinnacle Hip Implant Systems



(U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas)

Honorable Ed Kinkeade

Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

Conserve Hip Implant Devices



(U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia)

Honorable William S. Duffey, Jr.

Stryker Corp.

Rejuvenate Hip Implant Devices



(U.S. District Court, Northern District of Minnesota)

Honorable Donovan W. Frank

It’s important to point out that: 

  • This table is not a comprehensive listing of all of the MDLs for hip implant product liability litigation (as new MDLs may be created and existing ones may be resolved).
  • While joining a hip implant MDL may be a good idea for some litigants who file new hip failure lawsuits, for others, filing their case outside of the MDL may be a better idea.
  • An experienced attorney can provide professional advice regarding whether it is better for an injured person to join an MDL or file a separate case, based on that person’s specific case and needs.

Let’s Talk about Your Rights: Portland & Seattle Lawyers

If you or a loved one has suffered a severe hip implant injury and/or has had to undergo a revision surgery to replace a defective hip implant device, the Portland product liability attorneys at the Savage Law Firm encourage you to learn more about your rights and case by setting up a free, no obligations initial consult. We represent clients in Oregon and Washington from our offices in Portland and Seattle, and we will work tirelessly to help injured patients hold hip implant manufacturers responsible for their negligence.

To learn more about our legal services and how we can help you, call us at 503-222-0200 (in Portland) or at 206-957-7272 (in Seattle). You can also email us using the form on this page.

Categories: Blog, Hip Implant Lawsuits, MDLs, Product Liability