Medtronic can't dodge pain pump lawsuit

January 11, 2013 by MassDevice staff

A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a lower court's ruling, reviving a lawsuit accusing medical device giant Medtronic of negligence and liability for an implantable pain pump that allegedly left a patient with permanent paralysis.

Medtronic's SynchroMed EL implantable paim pump

Medical device giant Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) lost a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing, with a panel of judges ruling unanimously that a case against the medical device giant and its implantable pain pumps may proceed.

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