STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Judicial Panel Sends Federal Stryker Hip Implant Cases to Massachusetts Docket
April 5, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has granted a request by plaintiffs to transfer nearly three dozen pending federal lawsuits, along with all future claims, asserting injury caused by Stryker Orthopaedics’ LFIT V40 hip implant device.
In an order issued April 5, the JPML ordered the transfer of all cases currently filed outside the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts to the court so that they can be coordinated before U.S. Dist. Judge Indira Talwani, who the panel noted has not yet had an opportunity to preside over an MDL.
In all, 33 cases against ...