Judge In BHR Hip MDL Grants, Denies Dismissal Of 50 Plaintiff Cases

Mealey's (December 19, 2018, 8:52 AM EST) -- BALTIMORE — The Maryland federal judge overseeing the Smith & Nephew BHR metal-on-metal hip multidistrict litigation on Nov. 19 ruled that the claims of plaintiffs who allege fraudulent concealment of the hip’s risks are preempted by federal law (In Re:  Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 2775, No. 17-md-2775, D. Md., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 198316)....

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