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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1st Cir. Reinstates Qui Tam Claims Accusing DePuy, J&J of Selling Defective Pinnacle Hip Devices

A federal appellate court has reinstated claims accusing DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. and Johnson & Johnson of palming off latently defective versions of its Pinnacle hip replacement device on unsuspecting doctors who sought government reimbursement for the devices, finding they were pled with sufficient particularity.

Biomet Seeks to Bar Engineering Expert’s Opinions in M2a Magnum Hip MDL

Biomet Inc. has moved to exclude opinions of plaintiffs’ biomechanical engineering expert in the M2a Magnum MDL, arguing that she is not qualified to testify as to Biomet’s use of metal-on-metal bearing surfaces in its hip implant devices.

Biomet Moves for Summary Judgment on State of the Art Issues in M2a Magnum MDL

Biomet Inc. has moved for summary judgment in the M2a Magnum MDL on the issues of whether the design, testing and warnings of the hip replacement system complied with the state of the art in the orthopedic industry.

DePuy Pinnacle MDL Judge Limits Plaintiffs’ Deposition of J&J Marketing Representative

The Texas federal judge overseeing the DePuy Pinnacle hip multidistrict litigation has limited the scope of plaintiffs’ planned deposition of defendants’ marketing representative to topics concerning Johnson & Johnson’s involvement in corporate messaging.

Counsel in Ill. Federal R3 Acetabular Hip System Action Submit Discovery Calendar

Counsel for the parties in a case involving Smith & Nephew’s R3 Acetabular System hip implant have submitted a proposed discovery calendar to an Illinois federal judge, which calls for all discovery to be completed by April.

Biomet Refutes Claim That it Owes $175,000 to Plaintiff, Says Release is Binding

Biomet Inc. has moved for summary judgment on claims that it breached the M2a Magnum master settlement agreement by paying a plaintiff only $25,000 rather than $200,000, arguing that the parties executed a signed release in which the plaintiff released all claims against the manufacturer.

Wright Must Produce Information Concerning Fracture of Profemur Hip Devices in Ind. Federal Action

An Indiana federal magistrate judge has ordered Wright Medical Technology to produce information concerning other models of its Profemur hip replacement system in a lawsuit involving the alleged fracture and corrosion of its hip devices, ruling that the plaintiff’s request is not improper.

Md. Federal Judge Appoints Plaintiffs’ Settlement Counsel in Birmingham Hip MDL

The judge overseeing the Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation docket has appointed plaintiffs’ settlement counsel “in the interest of judicial economy” to engage in general settlement discussions with defense counsel.

Peter Flowers, Walter Kelley Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in Stryker LFIT V40 MDL

The judge overseeing the Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head multidistrict litigation docket has revised the leadership structure for plaintiffs’ counsel appointing Peter J. Flowers of Meyers & Flowers and Walter Kelley of Kelley Bernheim & Dolinsky as co-lead counsel.

Jasper D. Ward IV, Genevieve Zimmerman Appointed Plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel in BHR MDL

The judge overseeing the Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation docket has appointed Jasper D. Ward IV of Jones Ward and Genevieve Zimmerman of Meshbesher & Spence as plaintiffs’ lead counsel.

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