Smith & Nephew Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Cases May be Headed for MDL
February 1, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Plaintiffs have moved to establish a consolidated docket for more than 30 federal lawsuits alleging injury caused by a metal-on-metal hip implant system manufactured by Smith & Nephew.
In a Feb. 1 petition filed with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the plaintiffs contend that pretrial coordination before a single judge in Maryland would facilitate resolution of the claims, which allege premature failure of Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) and R3 metal-on-metal liner devices.According to the petition, as many as 31 cases are pending in 22 different federal district courts and dozens are likely to …
Source: HarrisMartin – Article – Smith & Nephew Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Cases May be Headed for MDL
P. Taylor UK said:
Shame that no one in the UK is willing to take on S&N. I have tried many and none are willing to go up against them.
Some years after my revision in 2012, but i am still suffering from what the BHR did to me.
Alex Davis said:
Thanks for sharing Earl. Our law firm filed the petition this week.
That’s great – a lot of us with previous S&N devices have been waiting for the day they are held accountable.