10 Cases Picked For Next Bellwether In J&J Artificial Hip MDL

By John Kennedy (November 8, 2016, 8:26 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Tuesday selected 10 cases for the next bellwether trial in the multidistrict litigation over Johnson & Johnson's metal-shedding artificial hips, pulling them from among thousands of cases in the sprawling litigation. 

U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade named the 10 suits in a two-page order after considering the submissions of both sides and conducting his own review of potential bellwether selections. The plaintiffs say that friction between the artificial hips' metal socket and the metal ball head that fits inside rubs away trillions of microscopic particles with every step and, over time, causes bone to erode and...

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