Success in Metal-on-Metal hip group litigation
On 21 May 2018, Andrews J handed down judgment in the DePuy Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal hip group litigation (Gee & Others v DePuy International Limited  EWHC 1208 (QB)), finding that DePuy’s Pinnacle Ultamet hip prosthesis was not defective, and determining the preliminary issue entirely in its favour.
This landmark decision in the field of product liability law clarifies what circumstances the court may take into account in deciding whether or not a product is defective under section 3 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987. For a detailed summary of the decision, please click here.
DePuy was represented throughout the four-month long trial by a team from Crown Office Chambers: Alexander Antelme QC, Michael Spencer QC, David Myhill, Richard Sage and Lara Knight, instructed by Kennedys.