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Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

With HarrisMartin's Hip & Knee Implant Litigation Report, you will be the first to know about critical developments in these emerging areas of medical device litigation. The report includes coast-to-coast coverage of Zimmer NexGen Knee, Durom Cup Hip, DePuy ASR and Pinnacle Hip, Wright Medical Technology Hip, Smith & Nephew R3 Hip and Journey Knee, Biomet M2a Magnum Hip, Stryker Rejuvenate, ABG II and Trident Hip and Triathlon Knee, and other developing orthopedic device cases. Click Here to Subscribe Now).


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Biomet Denied Summary Judgment on Preservation Issue in Ind. Federal M2a Hip Case

An Indiana federal judge has denied Biomet Orthopedics LLC’s motion for summary judgment in an M2a-Magnum hip case, ruling that it is unclear at this stage whether the plaintiff’s failure to preserve her explanted device warrants such a sanction.


Manufacturing Defect Claim Dismissed in Wright Hip Case; Plaintiff May Amend Negligence, Fraud Claims

A California federal judge has dismissed a strict liability manufacturing defect claim in a Wright Medical Profemur hip action, explaining that the plaintiff failed to allege how the manufacture of his device deviated from its suitable design.


Texas Man Says Smith & Nephew Hip Case Belongs in State Court

A Texas man is urging a Maryland federal judge to remand his action targeting Smith & Nephew’s metal-on-metal hip implant system to Texas state court, arguing that he has asserted viable claims against the non-diverse healthcare and sales representative defendants.


Ill. Woman Urges Judge to Reinstate Knee Lawsuit Against Smith & Nephew, Zimmer

An Illinois woman who has accused Smith & Nephew and Zimmer Inc. of defectively designing and manufacturing her artificial knee components is urging a federal judge to reinstate her action, arguing that any defects in her second amended complaint can be cured upon amendment.


Parties Move for Establishment of Settlement Fund in DePuy Pinnacle Hip MDL

Parties in the DePuy Pinnacle hip multidistrict litigation have asked a Texas federal court to establish a qualified settlement fund for proceeds from a November settlement executed between clients of Jones Ward LLC and DePuy.


Bair Hugger MDL Closed; Judge Excludes Experts, Awards 3M Summary Judgment

The Minnesota federal judge overseeing the Bair Hugger Warming Devices multidistrict litigation docket has awarded 3M summary judgment on claims that the device can cause periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) after excluding the opinions of plaintiffs’ engineering and medical experts.


Split Preemption Ruling Issued in BHR Hip Federal MDL

The Maryland federal judge overseeing the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation docket has refused to dismiss strict liability, warranty and fraud claims relating to the BHR-THA and R3-THA systems and components, rejecting Smith & Nephew’s argument that they are preempted by federal law.


Calif. Jury Awards $7.68 Million at Conclusion of Damages Retrial in Case Involving Zimmer’s Durom Cup Hip Implant

A California jury has awarded $7.68 million at the conclusion of a Durom Cup hip implant trial against Zimmer Inc. after a retrial on damages only, sources told HarrisMartin Publishing.


Issue #98, July 2019

Ark. Man Sues Consensus Ortho Over Allegedly Defective Knee System

An Arkansas man has sued Consensus Orthopedics Inc., alleging the knee replacement system he received was defectively designed and manufactured, accompanied by inadequate warnings, and unreasonably dangerous, causing him to sustain various injuries.


PEC Responds to Motions for Case Management Conference; Says Remand Plan in Effect

In response to plaintiffs’ motions for a case management conference, the plaintiffs’ executive committee in the DePuy Pinnacle Hip multidistrict litigation avers that it is in regular communication with and responds to the “many inquiries” from plaintiffs’ counsel on a daily basis.


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