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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Case Title

Wade v. Cochlear Limited


Case Number

1:12-cv-02877

Court

Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

365(Personal Inj. Prod. Liability)

Judge

Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr

Date Filed

April 17, 2012

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