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Bill Kershaw

Kershaw, Cook & Talley
Sacramento, California, 95864

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Track record of success that includes over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for the injured

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Kershaw, Cook & Talley
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    401 Watt Ave
    Suite 1
    Sacramento, California, 95864
    United States

    Lawyer Background

    Year Licensed
    JD - Santa Clara University; 1972
    BA - Santa Clara University; 1969

    Honors, Awards & Affiliations

    CCTLA Mort Friedman Humanitarian Award (2019)
    Top Lawyer, Sacramento Magazine (2015 - 2018)
    Best of the Bar, Sacramento Business Journal (2014-2018)
    Northern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine (2005-2018)
    AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

    More About Attorney Bill Kershaw

    Bill Kershaw is one of the founding partners at Kershaw, Cook & Talley. For more than 30 years, Mr. Kershaw represented clients in class actions and complex litigation in state and federal courts, including coordinated and multi-district proceedings. Prior to entering civil practice, Mr. Kershaw spent nine years in the District Attorney’s Office of Sacramento County where he tried approximately 75 cases to verdict and supervised the Consumer and White Collar Fraud Division, various felony trial teams, and the Career Criminal Unit.

    Bill has gained a national reputation as a personal injury attorney, particularly in the fields of personal injury, mass torts, class actions, and complex litigation in state and federal courts. He has served as court-appointed counsel, both lead and liaison, in a number of such proceedings across the country. Bill has gone up against some of the largest corporations in the United States on behalf of the injured – and won. Time and time again, he has proven that an unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice can yield outstanding results for those in need.

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    Which Hip Implants Are Linked to Health Problems?

    Hip replacement prosthetics are supposed to help patients relieve hip pain and improve mobility. Some hip replacement devices, specifically metal-on-metal, can lead to serious complications. The following metal-on-metal hip replacement implants are associated with an increased risk of metallosis, cobalt toxicity, pseudotumors, and eventual need for revision surgeries.DePuy Pinnacle. DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, manufactured Pinnacle hip implants. The company manufactured...

    What Health Complications Are Associated with Revision Hip Replacement Surgery?

    Due to certain health conditions, some people require hip replacement surgeries. Artificial hip replacements are used to relieve hip pain, stiffness and immobility due to deterioration in the hip joint. The components of most hip replacements are made of a combination of metal, ceramic and polyethylene. Metal components, specifically metal-on-metal hips, which are made out of cobalt and chromium, can lead to serious health conditions.If complications persist, a revision surgery is often needed to...

    What Is the Harris Hip Score?

    Hip replacement surgery is a common procedure used to relieve patients of chronic hip pain, helping them to regain mobility and providing much needed comfort. The surgery does come with some degree of risk and can require months of recovery and rehabilitation. Patients should know that these hips do not last forever. Some hip implants, additionally, come with a risk of defects that may lead to a need for revision and replacement of hip implants. After a hip replacement surgery, physicians should...

    What Did the Prospective Study on the Pinnacle Hip Implant Reveal?

    Is the DePuy Pinnacle as safe as advertised? According to a study by DePuy, nearly one million Pinnacle hips were implanted over 10 years, and after five years, 99.9 percent of them were still in place. But during the Pinnacle product defect trial, it came to light that these numbers were not wholly accurate and that DePuy had misled the medical community about the nature of the study that the 99.9 percent statistic came from.DePuy claimed that the study was a prospective study. A prospective study...

    What Are the Symptoms of a Defective Hip Replacement?

    Hip pain is a common complaint with a wide variety of potential causes. One method of alleviating chronic hip pain is hip replacement. Hip replacement devices can be made from a variety of materials. One of the most common types of hip replacement device is the metal-on-metal hip implant, which was initially thought to be a long-lasting and reliable means of helping patients with hip pain. However, over time, it has become apparent that friction between the metal joints used in hip implants can...