Stryker Not Liable For Man's Cartilage Damage, 6th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (May 22, 2012, 10:04 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Monday upheld a lower court’s ruling that medical device maker Stryker Corp. is not liable for a Tennessee man’s cartilage damage on his shoulder, which he claimed was caused a by Stryker pain pump he had used after shoulder surgery.

A three-judge panel affirmed a Tennessee federal court’s January 2011 decision that Stryker could not have known about the risk of chondrolysis, the loss of cartilage in the shoulder, in 2004 when Andrew Rodriguez used the pump for two days to receive...
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