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Status Update On Pending Exactech Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)

10.20.2022

Justice is moving swiftly for people injured by defective Exactech hip and knee products. On June 14, 2022, a group of plaintiffs filed a motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate all Exactech joint replacement lawsuits in either the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, or the Southern District of New York.

On October 7, 2022, the JPML found that the “centralization of these actions in the Eastern District of New York will serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of the litigation.” Therefore, all cases in federal court will now be transferred to U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis, who will preside over the litigation. Judge Garaufis will likely schedule an organizational hearing within the coming weeks to discuss how this litigation will proceed.

It is essential to understand that multidistrict litigation is not a class-action lawsuit. These cases will remain individual cases; however, they are coordinated together for pretrial discovery and overall case management.

Our law firm is in the process of filing a number of lawsuits against Exactech for hip and knee implant failures, and we would be happy to review your case if you believe you have a failed Exactech hip or knee implant. We will review your case free of charge, and if we accept it, we work for a percentage of the recovery. We do not charge upfront fees. Josh Kincannon has litigated hip and knee cases for over two decades and has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of victims of defective medical devices.

If you or someone you know has experienced problems arising from an Exactech implant, contact Josh Kincannon at 732.855.6141 or email him at jkincannon@wilentz.com.

Relevant Link: JPML Order

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