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Claims Against Alleged Designer of M2a Magnum Hip Dismissed for Lack of Jurisdiction

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — An Indiana federal judge has refused to reconsider his dismissal of claims against a Florida doctor who allegedly helped design the Biomet M2a Magnum hip implant, finding the plaintiffs failed to present evidence that he or his company consented to personal jurisdiction.

On Jan. 23, Judge Robert L. Miller of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana reiterated that Dr. John Cuckler and Alabama Medical Consultants should be dismissed from the three actions.

Eric Eide, Melinda Smith, and Ronald McLevis each sued Biomet Inc., Dr. John Cuckler, and Cuckler’s company Alabama Medical Consultants ...

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