Stryker Can't Escape Punitive Damages In Pump Suit

Law360, New York (March 25, 2010, 4:13 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has kept alive a bid for punitive damages in a lawsuit against Stryker Corp. that alleges the company's pain pump caused severe injury to a patient.

Judge John R. Adams on Tuesday denied the medical device maker's bid to dismiss a punitive damages claim filed by plaintiff Deborah L. Mayle, who alleges that Stryker's pain pump caused cartilage damage to her shoulder.

According to the suit, a doctor affixed the pain pump -- which continuously injects anesthetic drugs -- to Mayle's shoulder following...
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Case Information

Case Title

Mayle et al v. Stryker Corporation et al

Case Number



Ohio Northern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


Benita Y. Pearson

Date Filed

August 25, 2009

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