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Corin Urges Dismissal of Amended Complaint in Fla. Federal Cormet Hip Case

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Corin Group is urging a Florida federal judge to dismiss claims of design defect and failure to warn in a hip replacement case, arguing they are preempted because they are not based on state law regulations that parallel federal law.

In a July 9 brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Corin further argues that the negligence per se claim is barred under Florida law.

Noel Romer underwent left hip replacement surgery on July 9, 2009, during which his surgeon implanted Stryker’s Cormet Advanced Hip resurfacing system. Following surgery, Romer ...

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