EDWARDSVILLE – Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. partner D. Todd Mathews has been named a member of the Plaintiff Executive Committee for the Smith & Nephew BHR Hip Implant Multi District Litigation by federal Judge Catherine C. Blake of the United States District Court of Maryland.
Blake appointed Mathews to serve on the Plaintiff Executive Committee to help lead the litigation for all cases filed throughout the country in federal courts.
Allegations have been made that Smith & Nephew BHR implants breakdown over time causing bone and tissue necrosis, toxic damage and the formation of pseudo tumors.
As a member of the Plaintiff Executive Committee, Mathews will be working to prepare the cases for trial through conducting discovery, participating in depositions and presenting arguments to the court. Additionally, he will continue to work with clients in attempting to hold the defendants responsible for the alleged wrongdoing. At Gori Julian & Associates, Mathews is a partner and head of the firm’s Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation Departments.
Mathews will serve a similar role as as a member of the Plaintiff Steering Committee for the Mirena Products Liability Litigation Multi District Litigation by the U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer of the United States District Court, Southern District of New York.
Allegations have been made that Mirena, an intrauterine birth control device, causes a condition known as Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC) or Intracranial Hypertension (IH).