6th Circ. Reverses Sulzer Win In Implant Defect Case

Law360, New York (June 17, 2010, 7:02 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has overturned a win for a Zimmer Inc. unit in a negligence suit over knee implants, finding that an apparent difference between two aspects of U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations covering the device works in the plaintiff's favor.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit resurrected knee implant recipient Brian Howard's negligence case against Zimmer unit Sulzer Orthopedics Inc. on Wednesday, citing a discrepancy in wording between the premarket approval application for the device and the agency's more general...
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