Stryker, Howmedica To Face Renewed Implant Defect Suit

Law360, Chicago (November 28, 2012, 4:08 PM EST) -- A California appeals court on Tuesday resurrected a man's suit against Stryker Corp. and Howmedica Osteonics Corp. over an allegedly defective prosthetic device, finding that expert testimony barred by the trial court created triable issues of fact and should have been admitted.

In an opinion certified for publication, the Court of Appeal reversed a lower court's summary judgment ruling for the companies on Todd Garrett's claims for negligence and strict product liability based on a manufacturing defect.

The court declined to revive Garrett's liability claim for...
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