Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

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Issue #1, July 2011

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Counsel for plaintiffs in a Wisconsin ASR hip replacement class action have withdrawn their ex parte motion for a class action discovery subcommittee in the federal multidistrict litigation.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

Plaintiff Files Motion to Create Zimmer NexGen Knee MDL, HarrisMartin Reports

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.

Trident System Hip Claims Not Preempted, Missouri Judge Reiterates

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.

Trident Hip Replacement Claims are Preempted, Judge Rules

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.

3rd-Party Payor Sues DePuy Over ASR Hip Implant Device

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.

N.J. DePuy ASR Hip Implant Cases Assigned to Judge for Centralization

A New Jersey Supreme Court justice has ordered that all pending and future New Jersey DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation cases be assigned for centralized case management to Bergen County Superior Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti.

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