STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Bair Hugger Warming Case Stayed Pending Possible Transfer to MDL Docket

KANSAS CITY — A Missouri federal judge has stayed a Bair Hugger warming device action pending possible transfer to the federal multidistrict litigation docket, ruling that without a stay, defendants could be subject to duplicative litigation and inconsistent rulings.

On May 21, Judge Greg Kays of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri noted that plaintiffs’ motion to remand the case to state court will still be considered whether or not the action is transferred to the MDL docket.

Douglas Tye underwent a left total knee arthroplasty at Saint Luke’s East Hospital in Missouri on March 13, ...

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