7th Circ. Won't Revive Knee Implant MDL Bellwether

Law360 (March 8, 2018, 9:44 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit on Thursday declined to revive an inadequate warning claim in a bellwether case in multidistrict litigation over alleged defects in Zimmer NexGen knee implants, saying that while the Wisconsin supreme court hasn’t addressed a particular doctrine, the panel predicted it would follow the lead of other courts.

The appeals panel said that although the Wisconsin Supreme Court hasn’t had an opportunity to address the learned intermediary doctrine, which holds that the manufacturer of a medical device has no duty to warn the patient...
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Case Title

Theodore Joas, et al v. Zimmer, Incorporated

Case Number



Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3367 Torts

Date Filed

November 18, 2016

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