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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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Minn. Federal S&N Knee Replacement Action Dismissed Without Prejudice

A Minnesota federal judge has dismissed strict liability claims in a Smith & Nephew knee replacement action, holding that the plaintiff failed to specify how the device was unreasonably dangerous or how a different warning would have changed his surgeon’s decision to implant the product.


Mo. Federal Judge Allows Wright Profemur Hip Plaintiff to Amend Complaint

A Missouri federal judge has allowed the plaintiff in a hip replacement case to amend his petition to allege the correct mechanism of failure in the device, concluding that good cause for amendment was shown.


Plaintiffs in 24 LFIT Hip Cases Ordered to Show Cause Why Actions Should Not be Dismissed

Following Howmedica Osteonics Corp.’s motion to dismiss 24 LFIT V40 Femoral Head cases for failure to serve either a case questionnaire or plaintiff fact sheet, the MDL judge has ordered the plaintiffs to show cause as to why their actions should not be dismissed.


Smith & Nephew Knee Action Time-Barred, Ohio Federal Judge Rules

A lawsuit targeting a Smith & Nephew knee replacement system is time-barred because the plaintiff was aware that the device may have caused his injuries by his revision surgery yet failed to file his complaint within two years of that date, an Ohio federal judge has ruled.


Plaintiff Urges Pa. Federal Judge to Deny Zimmer’s Summary Judgment Motion in Hip Action

A plaintiff is urging a Pennsylvania federal judge to deny Zimmer’s motion for summary judgment in a case targeting its M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology system, arguing there are questions of fact as to whether her implanting surgeon was adequately warned of the device’s risks.


Exatech Hip Device Lawsuit Time-Barred, Tenn. Federal Judge Rules

A Tennessee federal judge has refused to reconsider her ruling that a lawsuit targeting Exatech Inc.’s AcuMatch hip implant is time-barred because there is a lack of evidence that the plaintiff suffered from a “latent disease” which would toll the limitations period.


Zimmer Moves for Summary Judgment Following Reinstatement of Hip Action

Following a federal appeals court’s reinstatement of a lawsuit alleging injuries caused by a Zimmer uni-modular hip implant system, the manufacturer has moved for summary judgment, arguing that the plaintiff has failed to present credible expert testimony that the device was defective or accompanied by inadequate warnings.


Howmedica Moves to Dismiss 24 LFIT V40 Hip Cases for Failure to Serve QC, PFS

Howmedica Osteonics Corp. has moved to dismiss 24 cases pending on the LFIT V40 Femoral Head multidistrict litigation docket, arguing that the plaintiffs failed to serve either a case questionnaire or plaintiff fact sheet, as required by the MDL court.


Howmedica Moves to Dismiss 24 LFIT V40 Hip Cases for Failure to Serve QC, PFS

Howmedica Osteonics Corp. has moved to dismiss 24 cases pending on the LFIT V40 Femoral Head multidistrict litigation docket, arguing that the plaintiffs failed to serve either a case questionnaire or plaintiff fact sheet, as required by the MDL court.


S&N Urges MDL Judge to Dismiss Certain BHR Complaints as Time-Barred

Smith & Nephew Inc. is urging the judge overseeing the BHR Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation docket to dismiss certain cases as time-barred, arguing that two recent decisions proffered by plaintiffs do not apply in the instant action.


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