Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

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Issue #103, December 2019

Zimmer Seeks to Interview Bellwether Plaintiffs’ Surgeons in M/L Taper Hip MDL

Zimmer Inc. has asked the judge overseeing the MDL docket for cases involving its M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis or M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology and VerSys Femoral Head to allow it to conduct informal interviews with the bellwether plaintiffs’ surgeons.

Zimmer M/L Taper Hip MDL Judge Adopts Parties’ Proposed Amended Schedule

The judge overseeing the MDL 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 adopted the parties’ proposed amended schedule, setting Jan. 25, 2021 as the date for the first bellwether trial.

9,903 Cases Pending on DePuy Pinnacle Hip MDL Docket, Filing Says

As of Dec. 2, there were 9,903 product liability cases pending on the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Multidistrict Litigation docket pending in Dallas, according to a recent filing.

Judge Refuses to Certify BHR Hip Preemption Ruling for Interlocutory Appeal

A Maryland federal judge has denied Smith & Nephew Inc.’s request to make appealable a ruling that claims relating to the “hybrid” Birmingham Hip Resurfacing-THA and R3-THA hip replacement systems and components are not preempted.

722 Cases Pending on Smith & Nephew BHR Hip MDL Docket

According to a recent court filing by Smith & Nephew Inc., there are 722 total active cases pending on the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation docket in Maryland federal court.

Md. Federal Judge Refuses to Consolidate Biomet Hip Cases for Trial

A Maryland federal judge has refused to consolidate two Biomet hip cases for trial, explaining that because each plaintiff received a different implant, they do not share overlapping evidence about the devices.

N.J. High Court Asked to Coordinate Stryker Tritanium Acetabular Shell Lawsuits

Plaintiffs alleging injuries caused by Stryker’s Tritanium Acetabular Shell hip replacement device have asked the New Jersey Supreme Court to designate the cases as multicounty litigation, arguing that their claims have “common, recurrent issues of law and fact that are associated with a single product.”

Issue #102, November 2019

N.J. Federal Judge Dismisses Durom Hip Cup Action for Failure to Provide Records

A New Jersey federal judge has refused to reconsider her dismissal of a Durom Hip Cup action, ruling that the plaintiff’s failure to provide records requested by Zimmer is inexcusable.

Federal Judge Reverses Order Imposing Discovery Sanctions on Boston Scientific

A Minnesota federal judge has vacated a magistrate judge’s order imposing discovery sanctions on Boston Scientific Corp. in a qui tam action accusing it of selling defective cardiac defibrillators, ruling that a hearing should be held on the issue.

Judge Refuses to Consolidate Biomet Hip Case with Other Pending Actions

A Maryland federal judge has refused to consolidate a Biomet M2a Magnum Hip System case with two other pending Biomet hip cases, noting that unlike the other lawsuits, the plaintiff seeks to recover from a device distributor and its president.

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