Judge Approves MDL 3044 Leadership Team for Exactech Orthopedic Products Litigation

by | Jan 23, 2023

On December 14, 2022, U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis approved the leadership team in the multidistrict litigation filed against Exactech, manufacturer of the Optetrak, Truliant and Connexion GXL knee replacement systems.  Plaintiffs allege that the ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene tibial insert included in the systems was prone to premature wear and that oxidation of the polyethylene used in the insert caused inflammatory responses after implant, often necessitating revision surgery.

Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel

  • Kirk Pope- Pope, McGlamry
  • Ellen Relkin – Weitz & Luxenberg

Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee

  • Robert E. (Eric) Kennedy – Weisman Kennedy
  • Carasusana B. Wall – Zoll & Kranz
  • Calvin Warriner – Searcy, Denney

Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel

  • Rayna E. Kessler – Robins Kaplan

Federal/State Liaison Counsel

  • Joseph H. Saunders

Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

  • Mark P. Chalos – Lieff Cabraser
  • Michael P. Cutler – Wagstaff & Cartmell
  • Maria Fleming – Napoli Shkolnik
  • Arati Chauhan Furness- Forester Haynie
  • Jason Goldstein – Parker Waichman
  • David Harman – Burg Simpson Eldredge
  • Hadley Lundback – Faraci Lange
  • Ben C. Martin – Martin Baughman
  • Daniel A. Nigh – Levin Papantonio
  • Justin Presnal – Simmons Hanley Conroy
  • Patrick J. Wigle – Waters Kraus & Paul

Sub-Committee Members

  • Cameron J. Falcon – Falcon Law Firm
  • Kevin M. Fitzgerald – Fitzgerald Law Group
  • Danielle Gold – Weitz & Luxenberg
  • George E. McLaughlin – McLaughlin Law Firm
  • Courtney L. Mohammadi – Pope McGlamry
  • Joanna Oh – Dell and Dean
  • Craig M. Silverman – Sullivan Papain
  • Ilana S. Wolk – The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm

 

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