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Corin Asserts Affirmative Defenses in Fla. Federal Hip Device Case

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Corin Group has asserted numerous affirmative defenses, including preemption, learned intermediary, contributory negligence and failure to state a claim, in a Florida federal action targeting its Cormet System hip replacement device.

In its answer filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida noted Corin further asserts that any injuries or damages were proximately caused by the plaintiff’s physical, bodily or mental condition before, during and after implantation of the artificial hip.

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

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