Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

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Issue #99, August 2019

Calif. Jury Awards $7.68 Million at Conclusion of Damages Retrial in Case Involving Zimmer’s Durom Cup Hip Implant

A California jury has awarded $7.68 million at the conclusion of a Durom Cup hip implant trial against Zimmer Inc. after a retrial on damages only, sources told HarrisMartin Publishing.

Issue #98, July 2019

Ark. Man Sues Consensus Ortho Over Allegedly Defective Knee System

An Arkansas man has sued Consensus Orthopedics Inc., alleging the knee replacement system he received was defectively designed and manufactured, accompanied by inadequate warnings, and unreasonably dangerous, causing him to sustain various injuries.

PEC Responds to Motions for Case Management Conference; Says Remand Plan in Effect

In response to plaintiffs’ motions for a case management conference, the plaintiffs’ executive committee in the DePuy Pinnacle Hip multidistrict litigation avers that it is in regular communication with and responds to the “many inquiries” from plaintiffs’ counsel on a daily basis.

Ariz. Woman Sues Arthrex, Alleging Injuries from iBalance Knee System

An Arizona woman has sued Arthrex Inc., accusing it of misrepresenting the safety, efficacy and longevity of its iBalance knee replacement system, forcing her to sustain injuries and undergo revision surgery to replace the defective components.

Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Cases Selected in Sept., MDL Judge Says

The judge overseeing the federal docket for cases involving the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis or M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology and VerSys Femoral Head said the court will randomly select cases for bellwether consideration at a Sept. 18 status conference.

673 Cases Pending on Smith & Nephew BHR Hip MDL Docket

According to a recent filing by Smith & Nephew Inc., there are 673 total active cases pending on the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation docket in Maryland federal court.

Wash. Federal M2a Magnum Hip Case Stayed Pending Settlement Negotiations

The parties in a Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement action have agreed to stay proceedings pending settlement negotiations, according to a recent filing in Washington federal court.

Common Benefit Trust Account Established in Pinnacle Hip MDL

The judge overseeing the DePuy Pinnacle Hip multidistrict litigation has approved the establishment of a common benefit trust account and appointed Archer Systems LLC as fund administrator.

Pinnacle Hip MDL Plaintiffs Seek Discovery Materials, Appointment of New PEC

Plaintiffs in the DePuy Pinnacle Hip MDL seek a case management conference to address production of defendants’ discovery materials, including fact sheets, and the appointment of liaison counsel to assist remaining plaintiffs in obtaining discovery held by the plaintiffs’ executive committee.

Pinnacle Hip MDL Judge Applies 10 Percent Holdback of Common Benefit Funds

The Texas federal judge overseeing the DePuy Pinnacle Hip multidistrict litigation docket has granted the parties’ motion for final assessment, applying a 10 percent holdback of common benefit funds for costs and fees.

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