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S.C. Federal Judge Allows Plaintiff to File Amended Complaint in Stryker Hip Implant Action

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina federal judge has allowed a plaintiff to file an amended complaint in a hip implant lawsuit, ruling that the plaintiff has sufficiently pled state law product liability claims against Stryker Corp.

However, in a Jan. 4 order, Judge Patrick M. Duffy of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina directed the plaintiff to omit those allegations lacking specificity from the amended pleading.

Tammy Stieglitz underwent hip replacement surgery in 2012, during which her surgeon implanted a Stryker hip implant device. According to Stieglitz, her hip replacement was defectively designed and manufactured ...

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