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 injury, wrongful death cases and class actions. 

Josh has a long track record of success managing medical device and drug cases. In 2018, he was appointed as lead counsel in the In re Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh Multi-County Litigation in New Jersey. Josh 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. In 2014, Josh was named to the New Jersey Law Journal’s  New Leaders of the Bar list that recognizes just 50 attorneys across the state under the age of 40 who “have already demonstrated their talent and education,” and are “leading the legal profession in New Jersey.” 

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

  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Under 40, 2015
  • New Jersey Law Journal New Leaders of the Bar, 2014
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®, 2012

Articles

  • "A Patient's Medical Records Are Just That," National Paralegal Reporter, Fall 2018
  • "A Patient's Medical Records Are Just That," 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
  • What To Do If You Are In A Car Accident, AVVO (2010)
  • 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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