STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

Wright Asserts Affirmative Defenses in Utah Federal Hip System Case

SALT LAKE CITY — In response to a Utah federal action targeting its hip replacement system, Wright Medical Group Inc. has asserted that the plaintiff’s injuries may have been caused by the acts or omissions of a third person, and that the complaint fails to state a viable claim for relief.

In its answer filed Dec. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Wright maintains that the hip system was accompanied by adequate information and warnings that were approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Wright further asserts that the lawsuit is barred by comment k ...

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