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BHR Hip Plaintiffs Seek In Camera Review of MOM Leadership Team Documents

BALTIMORE — Plaintiffs in the Smith & Nephew BHR hip MDL seek in camera review of documents created by or for the Metal-on-Metal Leadership Team, which they say reveal discussions of decision-making regarding MOM hips, including the performance of the devices and post-market surveillance activities.

In a Feb. 15 motion filed before Judge Catherine Blake of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the plaintiffs maintain that the documents, which S&N produced and then clawed back, “cannot be unilaterally and entirely shielded from production based on the attorney-client privilege, as they were not prepared by attorneys.”

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