STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation
Plaintiff Seeks Reinstatement of Knee Lawsuit Against Smith & Nephew, Zimmer
June 20, 2019
CHICAGO — A plaintiff accusing Smith & Nephew and Zimmer Inc. of defectively designing and manufacturing her artificial knee components has moved for relief from an Illinois federal judge’s dismissal of her complaint with prejudice.
In a June 19 motion filed before Judge Sharon Coleman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, plaintiff Barbara Grzanecki argued that “there is ample reason to believe that any and all defects” in her second amended complaint can be cured upon amendment.
Grzanecki underwent a right total knee replacement on Dec. 3, 2015, during which her surgeon implanted components ...
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