San Francisco, CA January 9, 2012 – Lawrence J. Gornick of Kaiser Gornick LLP was appointed by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee and the discovery committee for the federal court lawsuits related to DePuy, Pinnacle Hip Implants. “Metal-on-metal” implants, Pinnacle hip implants generate metal debris that can cause painful inflammation and other symptoms requiring a revision surgery to remove and replace the implant. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson, announced a voluntary recall of another “metal-on-metal” hip implant, the ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing system in August 2010.

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