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Plaintiff Asserting Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, R3 Metal-on-Metal Liner Claims Opposes Creation of MDL

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– A plaintiff with claims pending against Smith & Nephew has opposed plaintiff efforts to create a multidistrict litigation docket for Birmingham Hip Resurfacing and R3 Metal-on-Metal Liner cases, contending that her claims have nothing to do with the BHR system and “only remotely relate to the R3 liner.”

In the March 15 opposition brief filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, plaintiff Roxanne Lafountain added that she has already received a pretrial ruling that has stricken the majority of her claims related to the R3 liner.

According to the Feb. 1 petition filed with the ...

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