Ill. Federal Judge Dismisses Knee Implant Lawsuit Against Smith & Nephew, Zimmer

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CHICAGO — An Illinois federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Smith & Nephew and Zimmer Inc. of defectively designing and manufacturing artificial knee components, ruling that the plaintiff failed to sufficiently allege how the defects caused her injuries.

In a May 30 order, Judge Sharon Coleman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois further held that the plaintiff’s failure-to-warn claim is barred by the learned intermediary doctrine.

Barbara Grzanecki underwent a right total knee replacement on Dec. 3, 2015, during which her surgeon implanted components made by S&N and Zimmer.

In 2016, Grzanecki began experiencing …

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