Smith and Nephew Hip Failures
Posted by Shezad Malik MD JD
February 24, 2017 11:47 AM
I am providing this lawsuit update for the patients victimized by Smith and Nephew Hip Failures.Smith and Nephew Hip Failure. Metal on metal hip implants have a high failure rate including those manufactured by Biomet, DePuy, Encore, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Wright and Zimmer.
Folks blame Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) and R3 hip replacement implants for their injuries and premature device failure. These plaintiffs filed a petition in early February with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate all pending federal BHR and R3 cases in a single venue or courthouse.
Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Lawsuits Headed to Multidistrict Litigation
According to the plaintiffs’ request, a Maryland federal court has been recommended as the court to consolidate and centralize the litigation under one judge, because a Birmingham Hip Resurfacing case on file there is in an advanced stage of litigation.The federal judicial system uses the multidistrict litigation (MDL) process to help stream line complex medical device and drug related lawsuits by centralizing those cases to one federal judge for pre-trial discovery in advance of trial.