Smith & Nephew Seeks To Ax Doc's Suit Over Device Training

Law360, New York (August 30, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT) -- Smith & Nephew Inc. on Thursday asked a California federal judge to toss a former NFL team doctor’s suit seeking immunity from a multimillion-dollar personal-injury judgment because of allegedly poor training on use of a medical device, saying the complaint improperly seeks to add obligations not required by federal regulators.

In a motion for summary judgment, S&N argued that Dr. David Chao cannot hold it liable for failing to warn him of alleged risks to patients’ femoral arteries during hip resurfacing because the U.S. Food and...
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Case Information

Case Title

Chao, M.D. et al v. Smith & Nephew, Inc. et al

Case Number



California Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Med. Malpractice


Marilyn L. Huff

Date Filed

January 14, 2013

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