Zimmer Wins Summary Judgment In Implant Suit

Law360, New York (December 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge has granted medical device maker Zimmer Inc. summary judgment in a suit brought by a woman over one of the company's knee replacement implants after finding that federal law preempted the plaintiff's state law liability claims.

Judge Virginia M. Kendall of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled Wednesday that the Medical Device Amendments to the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act prevented Joyce Link from pursuing her claims of strict liability, negligence and breach of warranty against the manufacturer...
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