Stryker Can't Shake Hip Device Class Action

Law360, New York (March 20, 2013, 10:06 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Massachusetts on Wednesday declined to block a putative class action accusing medical-device makers Stryker Corp. and Howmedica Osteonics Corp. of manufacturing a defective artificial hip, ruling that the Food and Drug Administration's approval of the device did not preempt claims from being brought under state law.

U.S. District Judge Patti Saris found that the accusations made by Raymond Chasse Jr. and Stephen D. Miele that Stryker and its affiliates were negligent in manufacturing the Trident ceramic hip replacement system could run "parallel"...
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