Medtronic Unit Settles Faulty Spinal Implant Suit

Law360, New York (March 24, 2011, 6:14 PM EDT) -- A Medtronic Inc. unit on Thursday agreed to settle a product liability lawsuit over allegedly faulty spinal surgery implants brought by a Puerto Rican family who sought more than $11.9 million from the company.

Judge Daniel R. Dominguez of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice Thursday after the plaintiffs filed a motion saying the parties had reached a confidential settlement.

Aileen Beltrán Alicea and her family filed the lawsuit in December 2009, claiming that doctors had inserted...
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