Prodisc Patient Widens Circle Of Blame

Law360, New York (February 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A patient whose artificial spinal disk malfunctioned is broadening his product liability lawsuit against Synthes Spine Inc., which manufactures and markets the disk, adding as defendants the device's original maker and the investment firm that generated the start-up capital to finance the product's development.

In an amended complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the plaintiff in the case, Calvin Timberlake, says that Spinal Solutions Inc. and investment firm Viscogliosi Brothers LLC misled patients and federal regulators about the...
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