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Parties in Pa. Federal Stryker Hip Action Agree to Mediate Failure-To-Warn Claim

PITTSBURGH — The parties in a Pennsylvania federal Stryker hip replacement lawsuit have agreed to mediate the plaintiff’s remaining claim of negligent failure to warn.

According to a June 22 filing in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the parties reached the agreement following Judge Cathy Bissoon’s April ruling dismissing the plaintiff’s negligent design and negligent manufacture claims.

Gary Webb underwent total left hip arthroplasty on Aug. 31, 2012, during which a Stryker hip joint replacement system, consisting of a shell, insert, hip stem, femoral head and cap base, was implanted. Following the surgery, Webb developed ...

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