NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Jason S. Goldstein, a senior lawyer within the Mass Torts Division for the nationwide regulation agency Parker Waichman LLP, has been named to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee (“PSC”) within the multi-district litigation (MDL) involving sure orthopedic gadgets manufactured by Exactech. The Order was entered this week by Decide Nicholas Garaufis of america District Courtroom for the Japanese District of New York. That is Mr. Goldstein’s first PSC appointment.
Mr. Goldstein brings to the group not solely substantial expertise in litigating orthopedic system instances, but additionally the complete firepower of the Parker Waichman agency, lengthy concerned in multi-district litigation nationwide. Jerry Parker, the founding associate of the agency, commented that “Jason Goldstein is a gifted mass torts lawyer who has in depth expertise in pharmaceutical and medical system litigation. The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee within the Exactech MDL is getting considered one of our greatest attorneys to hitch the battle for Exactech victims.”
Mr. Goldstein, who was an integral trial workforce member in one other orthopedic system case, In Re Pinnacle Hip Implants Product Legal responsibility Litigation (MDL 2244), joins a novel group on this Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, which is comprised of a number of of probably the most completed women and men within the subject of plaintiffs’ medical system litigation. “It’s an honor to be appointed by the Courtroom to work with this gifted group of legal professionals to hunt justice on behalf of these injured by the recalled Exactech orthopedic knees, hip and ankles,” stated Mr. Goldstein.
Parker Waichman LLP represents a number of plaintiffs within the Exactech MDL, and expects that the scale and scope of the litigation will proceed to extend, as extra prosthetic failures change into recognized. Exactech, primarily based in Gainesville, Florida, has recalled roughly 200,000 implants since issuing its first product security alert in June 2021. Recalled merchandise embody knee implants (Optetrak and Truliant manufacturers), hip implants (Connexion GXL, AcuMatch, MCS and Novation) and ankle implants (Vantage). Plaintiffs allege that sure Exactech-manufactured knee, ankle and hip implants failed prematurely. Harm to the liner part, attributable to extra oxygen publicity within the manufacturing course of, generates particles and causes cracking and loosening within the implants. Sufferers have suffered painful irritation, bone loss and osteoporosis because of this, requiring revision surgical procedure. When you or a cherished one believes they had been injured by a faulty Exactech hip, knee, or ankle, please name our regulation agency at 1-800-968-7529 or go to our web site at www.yourlawyer.com.
SOURCE Parker Waichman LLP