Ohio Federal Judge Remands Stryker Spinal Fusion Hardware Action

  • Order

CLEVELAND, Ohio — An Ohio federal judge has remanded to state court an action targeting spinal fusion hardware allegedly made by Stryker Corp. and its subsidiary Howmedica Osteonics Corp., ruling that diversity of citizenship is lacking because Stryker and the plaintiff are both Michigan citizens.

In a March 13 order, Judge Charles E. Fleming of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio found the plaintiff, Charlotte Mohler, has alleged at least one colorable claim under the Ohio Products Liability Act against Stryker.

The complaint repeatedly alleges Stryker manufactured the device and that it took ownership of …


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