Please find this update on scheduling for pending DePuy Pinnacle and Wright Conserve Hip cases. As you know, these cases have been pending for about 4 years and to date there has been no global settlement as DePuy ASR and Biomet. So far only one DePuy Pinnacle case has been tried and resulted in a defense verdict. No Wright trials have occurred to date. We are hopeful that upcoming trials will bring positive outcomes for Plaintiffs and bring these manufacturers to the table for settlement talks.
The next DePuy Pinnacle trial is set for January 2016 in Dallas, Texas. The first Wright trial is tentatively set for August 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, a second Wright trial is set for November in Los Angeles, California. Additionally, please note two Zimmer Durom Cup (another metal on metal hip) cases are headed to trial this month in Los Angeles, California and Newark, New Jersey. Both Depuy and Wright will be watching these Zimmer trials, which hopefully will result in positive outcomes for Plaintiffs that have had a mixed track record in metal on metal hip trials to date.