A metal-on-metal hip litigation, centralized since May 2017 and involving at least 200 Smith & Nephew Birmingham lawsuits, is witnessing a steady inflow of product liability cases. Recently, a lawsuit was filed by a Minnesota man in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland for problems and injuries he suffered due to the metal hip implant. Last month the presiding judge, Judge Catherine C. Blake, rejected an attempt by the manufacturer to have the cases dismissed.
Hip replacement lawsuits continue to be filed under a related hip litigation involving Stryker Hip Lawsuits, centralized before U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani under MDL No. 2768 – In re Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation.