STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation
Smith & Nephew Opposes Proposed Amended Complaint in BHR Hip Component Case
May 30, 2018
BALTIMORE — Smith & Nephew Inc. has opposed a couple’s request to amend their complaint involving a BHR hip implant component to add Smith & Nephew plc as a defendant, arguing the holding company is not involved in the manufacture and marketing of the component.
In a May 21 response filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Smith & Nephew Inc. further argues that plaintiffs’ proposed amendments are futile because they seek to assert claims that had already been dismissed by the multidistrict litigation court.
According to a complaint originally filed in the U.S. District Court ...
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