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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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Newly Appointed MDL Judge for LFIT V40 Femoral Head Claims Sets Initial Status Conference for May

The judge appointed by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to oversee claims relating to Stryker’s LFIT V40 femoral head product has scheduled an initial status conference for May 16, according to a recent order.


Rejuvenate, ABG II Hip Implant Plaintiffs With Claims Remaining in MDL Docket Required to Submit Information to Settlement Committee

Plaintiffs with unresolved claims remaining in the federal multidistrict litigation docket for cases involving Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant products were required to respond to the Settlement Oversight Committee’s requests for information regarding their claims last month, according to a pretrial order issued by the court.


Ind. Court Activates Discovery in ‘Group 4’ Cases in Biomet M2a Mangum Hip Implant MDL

The court overseeing the national coordinated docket for claims relating to Biomet’s M2a Mangum Hip Implant has issued an order activating discovery in nearly 50 cases, requesting that the plaintiffs in those cases provide updated medical records authorizations by July 10.


Wright Medical Technology Files Petition for Rehearing of Order Upholding $2.1 Million Verdict

Wright Medical Technology Inc. has asked the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for a rehearing of a dispute involving a $2.1 million verdict entered in a case involving the company’s Conserve Hip Implant, maintaining that the appellate court in part erred when it found that Utah law did not apply Comment k as a bar to strict liability for medical devices that have obtained Section 510(k) clearance.


Wright Conserve Hip Implant MDL Court Schedules Hearing to Address Remand of Cases Not Involved in Settlement

The court overseeing the federal multidistrict litigation docket for claims arising out of Wright Medical Technology’s Conserve Hip Implant has scheduled a May 19 status conference, indicating its intent to discuss the timetable for remand briefing in those cases that are not included in the recent mass settlement agreement.


Briefing Schedule Issued in Appeal of $1 Billion Jury Verdict Awarded in Pinnacle Hip Implant Action

The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has issued the briefing schedule in the appeal of a $1 billion jury verdict awarded to plaintiffs alleging that they had been injured by DePuy’s Pinnacle Hip Implant, requesting that the appellants’ brief is due by May 15.


Plaintiffs File Appellate Brief in Appeal of $502 Million Verdict, Say Defense Assignments of Error ‘Wildly Exaggerated’

The plaintiffs who were awarded a total of $502 million at the conclusion of a trial involving DePuy’s Pinnacle Hip Implant have filed their opening brief in the appeal of the verdict, maintaining that the defendants’ complaints about the trial are “wildly exaggerated.”


Pinnacle Hip Implant Defendants Support Motion for Protective Order, Say Plaintiffs Seek Unnecessary Deposition

Defendants involved in the federal multidistrict litigation docket for personal injury claims relating to DePuy’s Pinnacle Hip Implant have filed a reply brief supporting their motion for a protective order, maintaining that the plaintiffs are seeking a deposition that is not proportional to the needs of the cases.


Plaintiffs Move to Quash Zimmer’s Subpoenas to Seek Discovery from Third-Party Physician Medical Review

Two plaintiffs with claims pending in the national coordinated docket for claims relating to Zimmer’s NexGen Knee implant have moved to quash subpoenas the defendant served on Physician Medical Review, arguing that the documents sought by the defendant are protected by attorney-client privilege or the work-product doctrine.


Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Implant Cases Sent to MDL in Maryland

A centralized docket for all federal lawsuits alleging injury caused by components of Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System has been created in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.


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