STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

Exatech Says AcuMatch Hip Lawsuit Time-Barred Under Texas Law

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Exactech Inc. is urging a Tennessee federal judge to award it summary judgment in a case targeting its AcuMatch hip implant, arguing that the claims are time-barred because the Texas statute of repose expired one year before the lawsuit was filed.

In a Sept. 11 reply filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Exatech contends that none of the exceptions to the statute of repose apply.

Robert Brown underwent a total arthroplasty of his left hip in September 2001. During the procedure, which took place in Tennessee, Dr. Brian Covino implanted an ...

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