Hip & Knee Implant Litigation
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Issue #102, November 2019
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has transferred an action involving a metal-on-polyurethane hip implant to the Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head MDL, finding the case involves common questions of fact with actions previously transferred to the docket.
A federal appeals court has reinstated a Pennsylvania woman’s lawsuit alleging injuries caused by Zimmer Inc.’s Kinectiv Technology hip implant system with a VerSys femoral head, ruling that a jury must decide whether her claims are timely.
An Indiana federal judge has denied a Magnum hip plaintiff’s motion to compel Biomet Inc. to produce certain documents and information that the company has also provided the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, ruling that it would be duplicative.
A Maryland federal judge has consolidated four Biomet M2a Magnum Hip System cases for trial, concluding that there are common questions of fact and law in the cases, and consolidation will not prejudice Biomet.
Wright Medical Inc. has moved to dismiss with prejudice a hip replacement action for lack of prosecution, arguing that the plaintiff has failed to provide requested discovery responses.
Plaintiffs in the now-closed Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant multidistrict litigation have moved for distribution of funds set aside for attorneys’ fees and litigation costs.
Boston Scientific Corp. has objected to the imposition of sanctions by a Minnesota federal magistrate judge in a case accusing it of selling defective cardiac defibrillators, arguing that it did not withhold the names of four witnesses during discovery.
Howmedica Osteonics Corp. has asked the judge overseeing the Stryker LFIT CoCr V40 Femoral Heads hip implant multidistrict litigation for an order dismissing with prejudice certain actions in which the plaintiffs’ claims were resolved in a November 2018 settlement.
As of Nov. 4, there were 10,070 product liability cases pending on the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Multidistrict Litigation docket pending in Dallas, according to a recent filing.
Smith & Nephew Inc. argues that a BHR hip plaintiff’s case should not be reinstated because he continually failed to timely provide a complete plaintiff’s fact sheet, prejudicing the manufacturer and wasting the court’s time and resources.