La. Plaintiff Fails in Bid to Remand Plastic Tibial Insert Case to State Court

  • Order

NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana federal judge denied a motion to remand a case in which a plaintiff alleges that tibial inserts made by Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics were subject to premature failure. Daniels v. Touro Infirmary, et al., No. 11-1586 (E.D. La.).

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle said that movant James Daniels Jr. failed to exhaust his administrative remedies against in-state defendant Touro Infirmary, and that he was unlikely to prevail on a negligence claim against the product's Louisiana distributor.

James Daniels Jr. sued Touro Infirmary, where the surgery was performed, manufacturers Johnson & Johnson and …


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