Judge Drops 24 Knee Implant Cases From Zimmer MDL

Law360, Springfield (November 30, 2016, 8:53 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal court has dismissed 24 cases from multidistrict litigation accusing a biomedical engineering firm of making faulty knee implants, saying the patients didn’t provide expert declarations to back up their claims by the court-mandated deadline.

In a three-page dismissal filed Monday, U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer dismissed the cases of the 24 plaintiffs with prejudice from the MDL alleging Zimmer Inc.’s NexGen knee joints loosen prematurely. The dismissal was based on their inability to get an expert’s opinion into the court on time in...
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