Wright Medical Must Face Design Defect, Negligence Claims in Mo. Hip Device Action
October 10, 2022
DETROIT — A Missouri federal judge has denied Wright Medical Technologies Inc. summary judgment on claims for design defect and negligence in a hip replacement action, ruling the plaintiff has presented sufficient evidence of causation via expert testimony.
However, in the Oct. 7 opinion, Judge Stephen R. Clark of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri awarded Wright summary judgment on the failure-to-warn claim, noting the implanting surgeon testified that he was aware of the device’s risks, including metal reactions, “pseudotumors,” and adverse tissue reactions.
Willie Seals underwent a left total hip arthroplasty on Jan. 16, 2010, …
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