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Stryker Jaw Implant Lawsuit Time-Barred, 2nd Cir. Affirms

NEW YORK — A lawsuit targeting Stryker Corp.’s jaw implant is time-barred because the plaintiff suspected the device was the true cause of his pain as early as 2006, yet waited to file suit long after New York’s three-year statutes of limitations had expired, a federal appeals court has affirmed.

In a May 9 summary order, the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a New York federal judge’s dismissal of the claims against Stryker and its subsidiary, Porex Corp.

In 2002, Edward Baker had a set of generic jaw implants inserted bilaterally along his mandible to correct his micrognathia ...

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