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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 #90, December 2018

6th Cir. Says it Lacks Jurisdiction Over Ruling in ASR Hip Fee Dispute

A federal appeals court says it lacks jurisdiction over an Ohio federal court’s ruling that an attorney’s fee dispute should be heard by the court overseeing the DePuy ASR hip implant MDL docket, explaining that the ruling is not a “final, appealable decision.”


Corin Asserts Affirmative Defenses in Fla. Federal Hip Device Case

Corin Group has asserted numerous affirmative defenses, including preemption, learned intermediary, contributory negligence and failure to state a claim, in a Florida federal action targeting its Cormet System hip replacement device.


Issue #89, November 2018

Ga. Federal Zimmer NexGen Knee Case Set for Trial May 13

A Georgia federal lawsuit involving Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc.’s NexGen replacement knee device has been scheduled for a jury trial on May 13, according to a recent court filing.


Plaintiffs in Wright Profemur Hip Action May Not Further Amend Complaint, Judge Rules

A Connecticut federal judge has denied a couple’s request to further amend their complaint in a Wright Medical Profemur Hip lawsuit, noting the plaintiffs were already given the opportunity to file a final amended pleading.


Biomet M2a Hip MDL Judge Activates Pool as Group 7 for Case Specific Discovery

The judge overseeing the federal Biomet M2a Magnum Hip multidistrict litigation docket has activated a pool of cases as Group 7 for case specific discovery and directed the plaintiffs to provide Biomet with completed and updated medical records authorizations by Dec. 14.


Plaintiffs in Zimmer M/L Taper Hip MDL Seek Appointment of Executive Committee, PSC

Plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation involving the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip or M/L Taper Hip with Kinectiv Technology and VerSys Femoral Head have asked a New York federal judge to appoint a plaintiffs’ executive committee.


Texas Man Opposes Stay of Hip Case Pending Possible MDL Inclusion

A Texas man has opposed Smith & Nephew’s motion to stay an action involving its multi-component metal-on-metal hip implant system pending possible inclusion in a multidistrict litigation proceeding, arguing that his petition to remand should be decided first.


Md. Federal Judge Dismisses 12 Complaints as Time-Barred in BHR Hip MDL; Allows Remaining Cases to Proceed

A Maryland federal judge has dismissed 12 complaints filed against Smith & Nephew in the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation, ruling they are time-barred under the applicable statutes of limitation.


Texas Plaintiff Moves to Remand Hip Case, Says Healthcare Defendants Properly Joined

A Texas man has moved to remand his action against Smith & Nephew Inc. involving its multi-component metal-on-metal hip implant system, arguing that the company failed to obtain consent from the other defendants before removing the case.


Okla. Federal Judge Dismisses Claims Against Orthopedic Device Maker, Allows Plaintiffs to Amend

An Oklahoma federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the maker of an expandable vertebral body replacement implant system, ruling that the battery claim is time-barred, and the fraud claim was not pled with the requisite particularity.


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