STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Stryker Denied Summary Judgment in Tenn. Federal Stabilizer Plate Action

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Tennessee federal judge has refused to award Stryker Corp. summary judgment in a case involving stabilizer plates, ruling that further discovery is needed to determine whether the manufacturer supplied the devices at issue.

In a May 3 order, Magistrate Judge Tu M. Pham of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee concluded that Stryker’s motion for summary judgment is premature.

After suffering fractures in her left forearm, Barbara Hannon was diagnosed with a “displaced forearm fracture of the radius and ulna bones” and underwent surgery on Nov. 19, 2017 “to install medical hardware ...

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