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Non-Emergency Proceedings Postponed in BHR Hip Replacement MDL Due to COVID-19

BALTIMORE — The Maryland federal judge overseeing the Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation docket has notified the parties that all non-emergency proceedings for two weeks have been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

In a March 16 order, Judge Catherine Blake of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland said the schedule will be revisited as necessary at a later date.

According to a separate filing, there are 749 cases on the docket, 511 of which involve the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Femoral Head and the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Acetabular Cup.

And 238 of the active cases ...

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