Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Suit Booted

Law360, New York (April 26, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a woman's lawsuit against Smith & Nephew Inc. over injuries allegedly caused by a recalled hip implant, ruling that her allegations were too vague to meet federal pleading standards.

U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken granted the device maker's dismissal motion under the standards set by the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly and Ashcroft v. Iqbal rulings.

Plaintiff Jana Goldin had alleged that her R3 Constrained Acetabular Liner, a device recalled by Smith &...
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