La. Hip Implant Case Remanded to State Court for Lack of Diversity

  • Order

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana federal judge has remanded a Zimmer hip implant case to state court, ruling that the plaintiff has adequately pled negligence claims against a non-diverse sales representative and his employer.

In a Jan. 12 order, Chief Judge Nannette J. Brown of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana found the plaintiff sufficiently alleged that the sales representative was aware of problems with the hip replacement device yet failed to disclose them to the implanting surgeon.

James Daniels underwent implantation of the Vanguard Knee System, including the E1 Tibial Bearing, on July 30, 2012. …


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