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Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

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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Fla. Federal Lawsuit Targeting NuVasive Spinal Screw System Dismissed

A Florida federal judge has dismissed an action targeting NuVasive Inc.’s SpheRx spinal screw system, finding the plaintiff failed to specifically allege how the device was defectively designed or manufactured.


Plaintiff May File Amended Complaint in DJO Walking Boot Case, Calif. Judge Rules

A California federal judge has dismissed a majority of the claims in a lawsuit targeting DJO Global Inc.’s walking boot, ruling that the plaintiff must identify which boot model he received, and the existence of a transaction between himself and the defendant manufacturer.


Issue #101, October 2019

4th Cir. Upholds Dismissal of BHR Hip Claims as Time-Barred

A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate a lawsuit filed against Smith & Nephew in the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation, affirming that it is time-barred under the applicable statutes of limitation.


Zimmer Moves for New Trial in Wake of $7.68 Million Durom Hip Verdict

Zimmer Inc. has moved for a new trial in the wake of a $7.68 million verdict issued by a California jury at the conclusion of a Durom Cup hip implant trial, following a retrial on damages only.


10,083 DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Cases Pending in Federal MDL

As of Oct. 2, there were 10,083 product liability cases pending on the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Multidistrict Litigation docket pending in Dallas, according to a recent filing.


Ill. Federal Judge Refuses to Reinstate Knee Case Against Zimmer, S&N

An Illinois federal judge has refused to reinstate a lawsuit accusing Smith & Nephew and Zimmer of defectively designing and manufacturing artificial knee components, ruling that the plaintiff failed to identify any new allegations suggesting that she could cure the deficiencies in her second amended complaint.


714 Cases Pending on Smith & Nephew BHR Hip MDL Docket

According to a recent court filing by Smith & Nephew Inc., there are 714 total active cases pending on the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation docket in Maryland federal court.


Stryker Hip Replacement Action Survives Dismissal Motion in Texas

A Texas federal judge has allowed strict liability, negligence and breach of warranty claims to proceed in a Stryker hip replacement action, ruling that the plaintiff adequately alleged design and manufacturing defects in the acetabular shell and bone screws she received.


Md. Federal Judge Allows Local Counsel to Withdraw from Wright Hip Action

A Maryland federal judge has granted a local attorney’s motion to withdraw from a hip replacement action filed against Wright Medical Technology Inc., noting that the plaintiff had been given ample notice that he needed to obtain another attorney.


Statement in Original Complaint Does Not Render Hip Case Untimely, Judge Rules

A New York federal judge has refused to dismiss a Zimmer hip action, ruling that the plaintiff’s statement in his original complaint regarding when he felt pain, which was later omitted in his amended pleading, does not render the action time-barred.


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