A former NFL player may proceed with a federal lawsuit against Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and I-Flow over a pain pump that the player claims destroyed the cartilage in his shoulder. U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro ruled last week that former New England Patriots linebacker Ryan Claridge could add specifics to his claim that Stryker and […]
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — California’s I-Flow finally put to bed a patent infringement lawsuit with device distributor Progressive Medical, keeping the details under wraps.
I-Flow had sued Progressive in 2012, claiming that the distributor’s AccuFlo infusion pumps infringed on I-Flow’s patents for an infusion device contained in a collapsible housing.
Pain pump maker I-Flow lost a bid for summary judgment in a patient injury lawsuit associated with its On-Q Painbuster continuous infusion drug pump.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Kimberly-Clark subsidiary I-Flow filed a lawsuit against Kentucky surgeon Dr. Bruce Holladay for off-label use of a pain pump that allegedly resulted in injury to a patient, raising the spectre of a slippery slope of physicians held liable in patient injury lawsuits.
Holladay performed reconstructive surgery on a patient in 2007, implanting a pain pump in the patient’s shoulder. When the patient later complained of shoulder pain, he was diagnosed with chondrolysis, a condition in which continuous administration of certain anesthetics can result in the destruction of cartilage.