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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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Majority of Claims Dismissed in Bair Hugger Infection Case; Consumer Protection Claims to Proceed

A Minnesota federal judge has dismissed product liability claims in a case alleging infection caused by a Bair Hugger warming device during hip implant surgery, ruling they are subsumed by the Ohio Products Liability Act.


Manufacturing Defect, Warning Claims Survive Dismissal Motion in Profemur Hip Case

A Connecticut federal judge has allowed a manufacturing defect and failure to warn claims to proceed in a Wright Profemur Z hip case, finding the plaintiffs adequately alleged that the device did not meet industry standards and was not accompanied by adequate warnings.


Design Defect, Warning Claims Dismissed as Preempted in Cormet Hip Case; Plaintiffs May Amend

Design defect and failure-to-warn claims asserted against Corin Group in a case involving its Cormet System hip replacement device are preempted because they seek to impose state law regulations that do not parallel federal law, a Florida federal judge has ruled.


46 Biomet M2a Hip Implant Cases Remanded to Plaintiffs’ Home Districts

The judge overseeing the Biomet M2a hip multidistrict litigation docket has transferred 46 cases to the plaintiffs’ home districts, explaining that they will no longer benefit from pretrial proceedings.


Plaintiff Opposes Exatech’s Summary Judgment Motion in Hip Implant Case, Says Claims Not Time-Barred

A plaintiff has opposed Exactech Inc.’s motion for summary judgment in a case targeting its AcuMatch hip implant, arguing that an exception to the Texas statute of repose applies because the company’s sales representatives expressly warranted that the device would last 15 to 20 years.


Issue #86, August 2018

Texas Federal Judge Issues Judgments Following $246.9 Million Pinnacle Hip Verdicts

A Texas federal judge has issued judgments finalizing verdicts totaling $246,998,791.22 in compensatory and punitive damages awarded to 10 plaintiffs at the conclusion of the fourth bellwether DePuy Pinnacle hip implant case.


Biomet MDL Judge Says No Direct Filings Will be Permitted After Sept. 1

The Indiana federal judge overseeing the Biomet M2a Magnum hip implant multidistrict litigation docket has ordered that no direct filings of cases will be allowed after Sept. 1.


Misrepresentation, Punitive Damages Claims to Proceed in VerSys Hip Case

A Maryland federal judge has denied Zimmer’s motion to dismiss claims of negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent misrepresentation and concealment, and punitive damages in a VerSys hip replacement system case, ruling the claims were adequately pled.


Exactech Moves for Summary Judgment in Tenn. Federal Hip Implant Case

Exactech Inc. has moved for summary judgment in a case targeting its AcuMatch hip implant, arguing the claims are time-barred under Texas law because there is no written warranty that the device had a useful safe life greater than 15 years.


DePuy Urges Texas Federal Judge to Issue Judgment on $246.9 Million Pinnacle Hip Verdict

DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. says it does not oppose a request for judgment on the verdict made by plaintiffs who were awarded a total of $246,998,791.22 at the conclusion of a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant trial, explaining that it wants to challenge such a judgment through post-judgment motions and an appeal.


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