Joshua S. Kincannon is Counsel in Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.'s Defective Drug & Device litigation team. A seasoned trial lawyer, Josh has won millions of dollars in recoveries for victims of defective medical device implants throughout the country. His practice centers on representing victims injured by defective medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs in addition to other serious personal injuries, wrongful death cases and class actions. 

Josh has a long track record of success managing medical device and drug cases. In 2020, Josh was appointed as lead counsel in the In re Prolene Hernia System Multi-County Litigation. In 2019, he was appointed as lead counsel in the In re Proceed Mesh Multi-County Litigation in New Jersey. In 2018, he was appointed as lead counsel in the In re Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh Multi-County Litigation in New Jersey. He was appointed as co-lead counsel for all plaintiffs in the Depuy ASR Hip Implant Multi-County Litigation in New Jersey. These cases settled with aggregate recoveries valued at $2.5 billion dollars. Josh was appointed to the Science Committee for the Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Multi-County Litigation for the State of New Jersey. These cases recently settled for $1 billion, including the largest individual base award for a hip implant in any mass tort settlement in the country. Josh identified and developed a product liability claim against the makers of the Artelon Spacer thumb implant.  He was the first attorney in the country to file a case against the manufacturers of this defective product. These cases were consolidated as a Mass Tort known as the In re Artelon Spacer Implant Litigation in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The victims agreed to a confidential settlement. Swedish defendant Artimplant AB filed for bankruptcy and no longer sells this implant in the United States. 

Earlier in his career as an associate, Josh worked with plaintiffs’ liaison counsel in a historic consumer fraud national class action, Talalai v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., a case that resulted in a settlement valued between $1 billion and $3 billion to consumers. He also worked with lead counsel on behalf of plaintiffs in one of the largest pollution cases in New Jersey, Janes v. Ciba Geigy Corporation

Awards and Recognition

  • Mass Tort Nexus, regular faculty speaker on hernia mesh litigation since 2017
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers and New Jersey Monthly, Top Young Attorneys in New Jersey, 2012

Articles

  • "A Patient's Medical Records Are Just That," National Paralegal Reporter, Fall 2018 and New Jersey Law Journal, October 9, 2017
  • "Confessions of a Trial Lawyer," New Jersey State Bar Association: Product Liability and Mass Tort Section Newsletter, July 18, 2016
  • Appointed co-lead counsel for all plaintiffs in the Depuy ASR Hip Implant Multi-County Litigation in New Jersey. This litigation  settled with a settlement valued at $2.5 billion dollars.
  • Appointed to the Science Committee for the Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Multi-County Litigation for the State of New Jersey.  These cases settled for $1 billion, including the largest individual base award for a hip implant in any mass tort settlement in the country.
  • Worked with plaintiffs’ liaison counsel in a historic consumer fraud national class action, Talalai v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., a case that resulted in a settlement valued between $1 billion and $3 billion to consumers.
  • Worked with lead counsel on behalf of plaintiffs in one of the largest pollution cases in New Jersey, Janes v. Ciba Geigy Corporation.
    *Results achieved in prior matters are not meant to be a guarantee of success as the facts and legal circumstances vary from matter to matter.
 

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