Hip & Knee Implant Litigation
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Issue #1, July 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
Counsel for plaintiffs in a Wisconsin ASR hip replacement class action have withdrawn their ex parte motion for a class action discovery subcommittee in the federal multidistrict litigation.
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.
A petition has been filed to create a coordinated MDL docket for all federal cases alleging injury caused by Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Devices, HarrisMartin Publishing is reporting.
The Medical Device Amendments do not preempt state law claims brought against Stryker Howmedica Osteonics in connection with its Trident System hip replacement device because they are "parallel" to federal requirements, a federal magistrate judge has reiterated.
A federal judge has dismissed common law claims brought against a hip replacement manufacturer, ruling that they were not pleaded with the requisite particularity in order to be deemed "parallel claims" under Riegel v. Medtronic.
A New Jersey employee health benefit fund has filed a proposed class action against DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, alleging that they hid problems associated with the DePuy ASR hip replacement system from the public.