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Zimmer Awarded Summary Judgment in N.Y. Gender Solutions Knee System Case

NEW YORK — A New York federal judge has awarded Zimmer summary judgment in a lawsuit targeting its Gender Solutions Natural-Knee Flex system, ruling that the allegedly inadequate warnings accompanying the device did not proximately cause the plaintiff’s injuries.

In a Feb. 4 order, Judge Arthur D. Spatt of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York found the plaintiff failed to present sufficient evidence that her implanting surgeon would have chosen a different knee replacement system had he been provided with enhanced warnings.

Elizabeth Webb underwent a right total knee replacement on March 14, 2011, during ...

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