STORY FROM: MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor

Howmedica Opposes Motion to Create LFIT V40 MDL Docket, Says ‘Small Number of Actions’ Doesn’t Justify Coordination

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Howmedica Osteonics Corp. has opposed a motion to create a coordinated pretrial docket for claims relating to the defendant’s LFIT V40 femoral head, saying that only a handful of cases are implicated in the motion and “only a fraction of those involves products subject” to the recall cited by the plaintiffs.

In the Feb. 3 opposition brief filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the defendant further said that because the LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Heads are used as part of a number of different hip replacement systems, “individual facts will predominate over common ones.”


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