Lawyers in a chess match over the Zimmer NexGen Knee lawsuits |

Lawyers in a chess match over the Zimmer NexGen Knee lawsuits

NexGen knee 2NEXGEN PLAINTIFFS LAWYERS BITE BACK AT ZIMMER (Orthopedics This Week)

Lawyers representing plaintiffs in the NexGen lawsuits say Zimmer Holdings, Inc.’s claims that they should be sanctioned shows the company is running scared.

In its motion to sanction the lawyers, Zimmer noted that attorneys representing plaintiffs Mertha Shoat, Ronnie Davis and Debra Teague had missed a July 15 deadline for producing expert reports without providing advance notice that a deadline was going to be missed, or required an extension. Zimmer’s motion claims that such “repeated abandonment of Zimmer case picks has unreasonable and vexatiously multiplied these MDL (multidistrict litigation) proceedings and justifies sanctions.”

“Regrettable Scare Tactic”

Attorneys for the plaintiffs are having none of it, referring to Zimmer’s position as “a regrettable scare tactic.”

“Rather than face the music in the bellwether trial process, Zimmer ran scared and selected cases they knew were not triable,” said an attorney representing the plaintiffs. “They were even warned of that by plaintiffs’ counsel at the outset. Instead of getting to the truth, Zimmer ran up costs and time at their own peril. Now they’re seeking relief for their own contrived crisis. What’s really sanctionable is their conduct here.”

Gordon Gibb writes on September 12, 2014 on the website, LawyersandSettlements.com, that with one Zimmer NexGen lawsuit currently underway in federal court in Illinois, both sides are employing various strategies in an effort to further the fortunes of the various antagonists.

A collection of lawsuits alleging Zimmer’s NexGen knee replacement failure were consolidated into one multidistrict litigation in August 2011.

We’ve got ourselves a legal kerfuffle.

3 responses to Lawyers in a chess match over the Zimmer NexGen Knee lawsuits

  1. Leonard September 20th, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I’m hoping to get the info I need this week from the Hosp where I had my Zimmer’s Nex-Gen Knee replacement put in on 2008. If I find that my replacement was recalled I will be getting in line to take on Zimmer. I have had a lot of pain and looseing in the joint. I go to see the Dr. on the 10th of Oct. Will see what he finds. Good luck with the case and Will let you know when I Find out. I did email Zimmer and they told me how to get the Bar code numbers from the Hosp. They are asking for a lot of info form my Dr and other things. I told them When I find out if I do or do not have the recall part in me I will let them know my next step. I’m 63 and I feel like a 100. I hate to get up in the morning with the pain in the knee. Leonard.

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  2. Leonard September 23rd, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    CAN YOU TELL ME THE NAME OF THE LAWYERS THAT ARE IN THE LISTING ABOVE. I MAY WISH TO HAVE THEM TAKE MY CASE IF I DO WISH TO GO WITH THE LAWSUIT.

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  3. Leonard September 26th, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    with is the name of the main law office that is the head of the zimmer nex-gen knee system lawsuit. I would like to get with them on this.

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