Ill. Dad Slaps Cochlear Implant Maker With Class Action

Law360, New York (April 23, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT) -- An Illinois father whose hearing-impaired daughter had to have her cochlear implants removed filed a proposed class action on Wednesday against manufacturer Cochlear Ltd. for alleged violation of consumer protection laws.

Cochlear implants are surgically implanted medical devices that provide a sense of sound to people who are either profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing, according to plaintiff Wyly Wade's complaint.

His daughter and others were implanted with Cochlear’s Nucleus CI500 range of implants, which were recently subject to a global recall. The company recalled...
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