Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Hospital Can't Charge $1,000 To Return Plaintiff's Explanted Pinnacle Hip

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Hospital Can't Charge $1,000 To Return Plaintiff's Explanted Pinnacle Hip

DALLAS - The Texas judge overseeing the DePuy Pinnacle hip multidistrict litigation on July 18 compelled a hospital to turn an explanted hip prosthesis over to a plaintiff; declined to sanction a plaintiff for not paying the hospital $1,000 for handling the device and said the hospital is not entitled to attorney fees (In Re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 2244, No. 3:11-md-2244, Alyse Russell v. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., et al., No. 3:13-3518, N.D. Texas, Dallas Div.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97465).

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