Stryker‘s (NYSE:SYK) Homedica is on the hook for approximately $13.3 million in attorney’s fees and $513,258 in costs due to Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) as a result of a patent dispute, according to recently unsealed court documents. The award is the result of a long-running patent spat over polymers between the two companies that ended in four […]
Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
The New Jersey Supreme Court approved a bid this week to consolidate state court lawsuits against Stryker (NYSE:SYK) over an allegedly defective hip replacement device. The company faces a barrage of lawsuits regarding its Lfit cobalt-chromium v40 femoral heads, including that the product corrodes when connected to a component part, which can necessitate corrective surgery. In […]
A California federal judge dismissed a suit against Stryker (NYSE:SYK) subsidiary Howmedica Osteonics Corp that claimed the company failed to warn the plaintiff that its CerviCore spinal implant could introduce dangerous metals into her bloodstream. The case was dismissed as the plaintiff could not provide the dates in which they received the results of a blood-metal […]
April 28, 2015 by Brad Perriello
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A Fifth Circuit court overturned a lower court’s decision to dismiss a case against a knee implant sold through Stryker Corp. (NYSE:SYK) subsidiary Howmedica Osteonics, and the case will move to trial.
Patient Lynn Brandau argued that Howmedica should be held liable for defects in design, manufacturing and marketing of its Scorpio TS knee replacement device, which she had implanted and then removed from her right knee.
Stryker Corp. (NYSE:SYK) and Wright Medical Technology Inc. (NSDQ:WMGI) asked a federal judge in New Jersey to dismiss a decade-old patent infringement lawsuit over knee prosthetics.
A federal judge in New York dismissed a lawsuit accusing Stryker Corp. (NYSE:SYK) subsidiary Howmedica Osteonics of manufacturing a defective knee implant.
Beverly Maxwell had a total knee replacement in June 2004, using Howmedica’s Duracon Total Knee System. Maxwell developed an allergic reaction to the nickel contained in the Duracon device, which was replaced in August 2005 using a low-nickel Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) Genesis II implant.
A federal judge in Texas tossed a lawsuit against Stryker Corp. (NYSE:SYK) and its Howmedica Osteonics subsidiary over an allegedly defective hip implant, ruling that federal law preempts the suit.