STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

Smith & Nephew Parent Corporation Dismissed from Miss. Federal Hip Implant Action

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi federal judge has dismissed Smith & Nephew Inc.’s parent company from a hip replacement action for lack of jurisdiction, finding that it had no role in the design or sale of the device’s components.

In a May 20 order, Chief Judge Daniel Jordan III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi found the evidence supports Smith & Nephew PLC’s argument that it did not deliver the device “into the stream of commerce with the expectation that it would be purchased or used by consumers in the forum state.”

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