Stryker’s 'Intrusive' Hip Implant Patient Survey Rejected

Law360, Boston (October 26, 2017, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday shot down an “intrusive” patient questionnaire that a Stryker Corp. subsidiary proposed at the starting line of discovery in a bundle of lawsuits over the company’s allegedly defective hip replacements.

U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani said attorneys for Howmedica Osteonics Corp. asked for information such as “the name of your former spouses and nature of the termination of the relationship” and, she told them, “the place of birth of your spouse — not sure why you care.”

Talwani said the...
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Case Information

Case Title

In re: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation

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Nature of Suit

Personal Injury: Health Care/Pharmaceutical Personal Injury Product Liability


Indira Talwani

Date Filed

April 5, 2017

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