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Stryker Opposes Plaintiffs’ Motion to Amend, Remand LFIT V40 Hip Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Stryker has opposed plaintiffs’ motion to amend their complaint in an action involving its LFIT V40 Femoral Head hip device, arguing that the proposed addition of a non-diverse defendant is merely a belated attempt to evade federal court.

In a Dec. 11 opposition filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Stryker contends that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has already found that the case “clearly falls within the MDL’s ambit” and is not unique at all because “many medical device product liability actions include claims against treating surgeons and physicians.”

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