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Fla. Federal Judge Threatens Corin with Default Judgment in Cormet System Hip Action

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Florida federal judge has ordered Corin Group to show cause why a default judgment should not be entered in a Cormet System hip replacement device on the plaintiffs’ remaining claims of manufacturing defect and loss of consortium.

In an Oct. 9 order, Senior Judge John E. Steele of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida noted Corin has failed to file an answer to those claims.

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 experienced ...

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