Synthes Sued Over Death Allegedly Tied To Bone Cement Trials

Law360, Chicago (July 30, 2012, 8:17 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson unit Synthes Inc. and a former Synthes subsidiary were sued in Pennsylvania federal court Friday by the daughter of a woman who allegedly died in connection with unapproved clinical trials of a bone cement that led to criminal charges and $24 million in fines.

Eva S. Sloan sued medical device maker Synthes and Norian Corp. individually and as the executrix of the estate of her mother Lois L. Eskind, who died in January 2003, after a surgeon participating in the trials injected her...
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