Fla. Judge Finds Stryker Trident Hip Claims Preempted, But Allows Plaintiff to Re-Plead Parallel State Claim
June 26, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. — A federal judge has dismissed a Stryker Orthopaedics Corp. (NYSE: SYK) Trident hip replacement lawsuit on federal preemption grounds, but granted leave for the plaintiff to file a second amended complaint to plead a viable parallel state-law claim.
Judge James S. Moody Jr.’s June 19 order gave plaintiff Paul E. Lederman 14 days in which to re-file and said the case would be closed without notice if that deadline is not met.
Lederman, 49, sued both Stryker and Howmedica Osteonics Corp. in Florida state court, alleging that a Stryker Trident right hip device implanted on Aug. …
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