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Craig Silverman of Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Leadership Team in Exactech Knee, Hip, & Ankle Multidistrict Litigation

December 20, 2022 in ,

Craig M. Silverman, Counsel at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. (SPBMCC) in New York City, was appointed to the leadership team representing Plaintiffs in the Exactech multi-district litigation (“MDL”) involving defective knee, hip, and ankle devices. The Order was entered last week by United States District Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the Eastern District of New York. 

Silverman will serve on the Bellwether committee, responsible for analyzing and recommending representative plaintiff cases for bellwether trials, and will assist with plaintiffs’ discovery efforts.  He brings years of experience litigating multi-plaintiff complex cases against prominent corporate defendants, including Johnson & Johnson and ExxonMobil.

Exactech has recalled approximately 200,000 implants since issuing its first product safety alert in June 2021. Its recalled products include Optetrak and Truliant knee implants, Connexion GXL, AcuMatch, MCS and Novation hip implants, and Vantage ankle implants. Plaintiffs allege injuries such as bone loss and osteolysis, often requiring a revision surgery to replace the defective devices. 

I am honored to be part of Plaintiffs’ Leadership in this important litigation, and as always, will strive to attain justice for those who were injured by Exactech’s defective devices. Silverman said.

 Learn more about the Exactech Polyethylene Orthopedic Products Recall.

About Craig Silverman

Firm Counsel, Craig M. Silverman, has almost two decades of experience litigating cases in a variety of complex civil matters, ranging from multi-plaintiff toxic tort litigation to individual products liability and medical malpractice cases. He now primarily focuses on mass torts at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C.

During his career, Silverman has been a part of trial teams that have obtained large verdicts, such as a seven-figure verdict in a groundwater contamination case, and he has secured multimillion-dollar settlements in multi-plaintiff cases, including against a medical device manufacturer and major oil companies. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and the New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance.

As a complete New York City personal injury firm, Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. specializes in all areas of personal injury. Our specialized departments diligently and vigorously represent clients, including those who have been injured in automobile accidents, who have been the victims of medical malpractice, and who have been injured by defective products. To learn more about our firm or schedule a consultation with an attorney, contact us today.

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