Hip & Knee Implant Litigation
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According to a recent filing by Smith & Nephew Inc., there are 626 active cases pending on the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation docket in Maryland federal court.
The judge overseeing the federal docket for cases involving the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis or M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology and VerSys Femoral Head has scheduled the first bellwether trial to begin on Sept. 14, 2020.
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.
Howmedica Osteonics Corp. seeks to exclude expert testimony in a New York federal hip implant case, arguing that the plaintiff has continued to miss discovery deadlines, despite the court’s warning that her case will be dismissed if she continues to do so.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has continued transferring cases to the DePuy Pinnacle hip MDL docket in Texas federal court, explaining that while potential settlements may resolve a “large” number of the cases, “there remain significant benefits to pretrial transfer.”
Exactech Inc. maintains that a lawsuit targeting its AcuMatch hip implant are time-barred because there is no evidence that the plaintiff suffered from a “latent disease” that would toll the limitations period.
The judge overseeing the Biomet M2a Magnum hip multidistrict litigation has suggested that 12 cases be remanded to their transferor jurisdictions, explaining that they will no longer benefit from centralized proceedings.
A plaintiff has asked a Tennessee federal judge to reconsider her ruling that the claims in an Exactech hip replacement action are time-barred, arguing that his injuries constituted a “latent disease” and, therefore, the limitations period was tolled.
A Utah federal judge has allowed the plaintiff in a Wright Profemur hip system action to proceed with her claim that the manufacturer fraudulently concealed the dangers of the metal-on-metal device, ruling that the claim was adequately pled.
The plaintiff in a Wright Profemur hip system action may proceed with his claim that the manufacturer fraudulently concealed the dangers of the metal-on-metal device from surgeons and patients, a Utah federal judge has ruled.