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Shoulder Implant Suit Remanded, Claims Against Healthcare Defendants Deemed Viable

LOS ANGELES — A California federal judge has remanded a lawsuit accusing Arthrex Inc. of misrepresenting the safety and efficacy of its SwiveLock shoulder implant system and failing to adequately test the device before aggressively marketing it to surgeons.

In a March 4 order, Judge Otis D. Wright II of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California found the plaintiff has asserted viable claims against in-state medical provider defendants.

California citizen Robert Yrigoyen underwent implantation of an Arthrex BioComposite SwiveLock device in his shoulder to correct and restore normal shoulder structure. The procedure was performed at the ...

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