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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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Issue #104, January 2020

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.


9,838 Cases Pending on DePuy Pinnacle Hip MDL Docket, Filing Says

As of Jan. 7, there are 9,838 product liability cases pending on the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Multidistrict Litigation docket pending in Dallas, according to a recent filing.


737 Active Cases Pending on BHR Hip Replacement MDL Docket

According to a recent court filing by Smith & Nephew Inc., there are 737 total active cases pending on the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation docket in Maryland federal court.


N.M. Court Upholds $2 Million Verdict in Zimmer Dual-Modular Hip Implant Case

A New Mexico appeals court has upheld a $2 million verdict issued in a lawsuit targeting Zimmer’s dual-modular hip implant device, ruling that the evidence supported the trial court’s findings that the device was defective.


Ind. Federal Judge Dismisses Warning, Design Defect Claims in Medtronic Pump Action

An Indiana federal judge has dismissed failure-to-warn and design defects in a Medtronic SynchroMed II pump action, finding they are preempted because they seek to impose state regulations that are “different from, or in addition to” federal law.


17 Fla. Aesculap Knee Replacement Cases Remanded for Lack of Diversity

A Florida federal judge has remanded 17 knee replacement actions filed against Aesculap Implant Systems LLC, ruling that two non-diverse sales representative defendants were not fraudulently joined because it is possible that they were part of the devices’ distributive chain.


Issue #103, December 2019

Minn. Federal Judge Dismisses Zimmer Defendants from Hip Action

A Minnesota federal judge has dismissed Zimmer US Inc. and Zimmer Inc. from an action involving artificial hip components manufactured by Zimmer and Wright Medical Technology Inc. (WMT).


Stryker Opposes Plaintiffs’ Motion to Amend, Remand LFIT V40 Hip Case

Stryker has opposed plaintiffs’ motion to amend their complaint in an action involving its LFIT V40 Femoral Head hip device, arguing that the proposed addition of a non-diverse defendant is merely a belated attempt to evade federal court.


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