Breg Can't Escape Pain Pump Injury Suit

Law360, New York (September 25, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota federal judge ruled last week that a surgeon's failure to read information from Breg Inc. about its pain pump didn't preclude his patient from suing the company for failing to warn of the device's safety risks, pushing the suit toward trial.

Plaintiff Michael Bonander underwent shoulder surgery in December 2003, during which his surgeon, Dr. Peter Looby, put a Breg PainCare 3200 pain pump in his shoulder joint, the suit says. The pump caused Bonander's articular cartilage to wear away, a condition Looby diagnosed...
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