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Stryker Can't Escape Hip Replacement Suit

Law360, Boston (October 31, 2016, 5:36 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Rhode Island ruled Monday that a woman whose hip replacement allegedly failed had adequately pleaded product liability claims against Stryker Orthopedics Corp., rejecting the medical device maker’s request for a quick win.

Chief U.S. District Judge William E. Smith said that the suit by Janice Gulluscio had adequately pleaded facts on her claims of breach of warranty, negligent design and failure to warn claims related to the Trident system, and could survive the dismissal bid.

“Defendants argue that plaintiff’s complaint is legally...
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Case Information

Case Title

Gulluscio v. Stryker Sales Corporation et al

Case Number



Rhode Island

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


William E. Smith

Date Filed

June 22, 2016

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