Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

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Issue #1, July 2011

N.J. Court Orders Parties to Coordinate Preservation of Explanted Hip Devices

The judge assigned to the coordinated DePuy ASR Hip Implants cases has issued an order outlining steps that should be taken to preserve explanted hip implant devices for examination by plaintiff and defense experts.

JPML Separates Minn. Plaintiff's ASR and Pinnacle Hip Replacement Claims

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has divided DePuy ASR and Pinnacle hip implant claims asserted by a Minnesota woman in a single federal lawsuit and conditionally assigned them to pending MDLs in Texas and Ohio.

Plaintiffs' Counsel Proposes Oversight, Steering Committees for Pinnacle Hip Implant MDL

Counsel for plaintiffs in the newly created DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability MDL have asked the presiding judge to order the establishment of steering and oversight committees and have proposed members for each.

2nd Plaintiff Asks JPML for NexGen Knee MDL, But in Minnesota

A Minnesota plaintiff alleging defects in his Zimmer NexGen High-Flex System knee replacement has filed a brief with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation supporting the creation of a federal MDL, but asking that it be assigned to Minnesota.

Texas Plaintiffs Move to Vacate Conditional Transfer to DePuy ASR MDL

Plaintiffs in a Texas hip implant case are among dozens who have asked the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to vacate conditional transfer orders that would consolidate their claims with similar cases in the federal MDL.

Wis. Federal Magistrate Remands DePuy ASR Hip Case to State Court

A federal magistrate judge has rejected defendants' fraudulent joinder claims and ruled that a DePuy hip implant case awaiting transfer to the federal MDL in Ohio was improperly removed and should be remanded to state court in Wisconsin.

Judicial Panel Adds Zimmer NexGen Petition to July 28 Hearing Agenda

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has added the motion to create an MDL docket for Zimmer NexGen knee implant cases to a lengthy July 28 agenda in San Francisco.

ASR MDL Judge Orders Medical Disclosures Filed Within 30 Days of Transfer

U.S. District Judge David A. Katz has ordered plaintiffs whose cases are transferred to the federal ASR Hip Implants Products Liability MDL to submit preliminary medical disclosures within 30 days of transfer.

Wis. Counsel Withdraw Motion for ASR Class Action Discovery Subcommittee

Counsel for plaintiffs in a Wisconsin ASR hip replacement class action have withdrawn their ex parte motion for a class action discovery subcommittee in the federal multidistrict litigation.

New Zimmer NexGen Knee Suit Filed in Michigan Federal Court

A woman who claims she was implanted with a defective Zimmer NexGen Knee System has sued Zimmer Inc. in Michigan federal court, asserting that the manufacturer knew of the risks associated with the device but hid them from surgeons and potential users.

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