Our personal injury and civil justice attorneys have extensive experience litigating and settling cases on behalf of individuals injured secondary to defective medical devices. We take lead roles in many medical injury lawsuits involving thousands of claimants against some of the largest corporations in the country.
Currently serving on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for the In re Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation(MDL No. 13-2441) and DePuy ASR Hip System Cases, California Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No. 4649.
Currently serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the DePuy ASR™ Hip System Cases, California Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No 4649 pending in the Superior Court in San Francisco County. These proceedings are working cooperatively with MDL 2197, In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR™ Hip Implants Products Liability Litigation.
Defective medical devices and product liability cases:
Guidant Cardiac Defibrillators
Stuart Talley was a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in this Multi-District Litigation (MDL) proceeding seeking reimbursement for over 5,000 individuals implanted with defective Guidant defibrillators. Clients who were injured by malfunctioning Guidant Cardiac Defibrillators will claim shares of the $240 million fund as part of a nationwide settlement.
Kaiser Kidney Transplant
Stuart Talley was the lead attorney representing over 100 Kaiser Patients placed on the national kidney transplant list. The plaintiffs in the case alleged Kaiser dropped patients waiting for kidneys from the national transplant list due to administrative blunders. As a result, they did not obtain kidney transplants. The cases settled for a confidential sum.
William Kershaw and Stuart Talley served as lead counsel in this mass tort action against Johnson & Johnson on behalf of over 200 individuals who alleged they contracted post-operative infections from sutures that were not properly sterilized. The case was litigated to a successful resolution in a confidential proceeding.
William Kershaw and Stuart Talley served as lead counsel in a case against a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc. on behalf of approximately 60 women who alleged they were injured by a defective medical device known as Intergel, a product intended to reduce adhesions in women undergoing abdominal surgery. However, the device actually increased adhesions resulting in serious injury. The case was prosecuted over three years resulting in a global settlement on behalf of clients. The settlement amount and the terms of the settlement are confidential.