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Pa Federal OtisMed Cutting Device Action Stayed Pending Settlement Talks

HARRISBURG, Pa. –– A Pennsylvania federal judge has granted a joint request to stay a OtisKnee cutting device lawsuit pending the parties’ settlement discussions.

In a July 5 order, Chief Christopher C. Conner of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania stayed the case until Aug. 15.

The parties explained in a June 30 status report that they have agreed to mediation in early August and are negotiating an agreement on a mediator.

On May 13, 2008, Edra Carvell, then 70, underwent right total knee replacement surgery performed by Dr. Raymond Dahl. Dahl implanted a Howmedica ...

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