Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

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Issue #95, April 2019

1st Zimmer M/L Taper Hip w/ VerSys Femoral Head Bellwether Trial Set for Sept. 2020

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 has scheduled the first bellwether trial to begin on Sept. 14, 2020.

Texas Man Urges MDL Judge to Remand Smith & Nephew Hip Case to State Court

A Texas man is urging a Maryland federal judge to remand his action targeting Smith & Nephew’s metal-on-metal hip implant system to Texas state court, arguing that he has asserted viable claims against the non-diverse healthcare and sales representative defendants.

Howmedica Seeks to Exclude Plaintiff’s Expert Testimony in N.Y. Hip Case

Howmedica Osteonics Corp. seeks to exclude expert testimony in a New York federal hip implant case, arguing that the plaintiff has continued to miss discovery deadlines, despite the court’s warning that her case will be dismissed if she continues to do so.

JPML Continues Transferring Actions to Pinnacle MDL Despite Potential Settlements

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has continued transferring cases to the DePuy Pinnacle hip MDL docket in Texas federal court, explaining that while potential settlements may resolve a “large” number of the cases, “there remain significant benefits to pretrial transfer.”

Exatech Says Tenn. Federal Judge Properly Dismissed Hip Action on Timeliness Grounds

Exactech Inc. maintains that a lawsuit targeting its AcuMatch hip implant is time-barred because there is no evidence that the plaintiff suffered from a “latent disease” that would toll the limitations period.

Biomet M2a MDL Judge Remands Cases to Transferor Courts

The judge overseeing the Biomet M2a Magnum hip multidistrict litigation has suggested that 12 cases be remanded to their transferor jurisdictions, explaining that they will no longer benefit from centralized proceedings.

Plaintiff Asks Tenn. Federal Judge to Reconsider Dismissal of Exatech Hip Action

A plaintiff has asked a Tennessee federal judge to reconsider her ruling that the claims in an Exactech hip replacement action are time-barred, arguing that his injuries constituted a “latent disease” and, therefore, the limitations period was tolled.

Fraudulent Concealment Claim to Proceed in Utah Wright Profemur Hip Action

A Utah federal judge has allowed the plaintiff in a Wright Profemur hip system action to proceed with her claim that the manufacturer fraudulently concealed the dangers of the metal-on-metal device, ruling that the claim was adequately pled.

Wright Metal-On-Metal Hip Action to Proceed in Utah Federal Court

The plaintiff in a Wright Profemur hip system action may proceed with his claim that the manufacturer fraudulently concealed the dangers of the metal-on-metal device from surgeons and patients, a Utah federal judge has ruled.

Exactech Hip Device Action Time-Barred Under Texas Law, Judge Rules

A Tennessee federal judge has awarded Exactech Inc. summary judgment in a lawsuit targeting its AcuMatch M-Series Femoral Stem hip replacement device, ruling that the claims are time-barred under the Texas statute of repose because the action was filed one year after the period of repose expired.

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