Synthes Knowingly Sold Faulty Bone Implants: Suit

Law360, New York (January 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Medical device maker Synthes (USA) should be held accountable for selling faulty bone plates that are prone to shredding a patient's ligaments, a proposed class action has charged.

Kerry and William Erhart lodged an amended class action complaint against Synthes on Friday, calling the company negligent for developing, promoting and selling implantable plates meant to help shattered bones heal.

“Defendants engaged in knowing concealment, suppression and omission of material facts about the health hazards created by the use of their products in connection with the sale...
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