Plaintiffs of the Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation have filed the master complaint under MDL No. 2768, trials for which will commence September 16, 2019 onward. This would now help to streamline the litigation process wherein the new plaintiffs would be able to file their lawsuits using a standard short form. Case Management order is scheduled to be released by the first week of December 2017, followed by selection of bellwether cases and case specific discovery. The date for the first bellwether trial is set for September 16, 2019. The defense has been questioned on the deposition questionnaire finding them well beyond the limits of appropriateness.
The presiding Judge Talwani informed that a patient's procedure, surgeon, hardware, and medical history after the surgery would be considered core medical information. She also suggested defense attorneys to seek guidance from the plaintiff's legal teams in order to identify core questions that would prove less burdensome for the plaintiffs.
Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head cases were filed for the alleged complaints of severe injuries requiring frequent revision surgeries, claiming them to be defective.