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Medtronic Spine Device Lawsuit Dismissed After Reaching Settlement

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Judge Daniel R Dominguez dismissed with prejudice a product liability lawsuit against Warsaw Orthopedic Inc., (DBA Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA Inc) after the parties involved reached a confidential settlement. The original lawsuit filed by Aileen Beltran Alicea, sought damages in the amount of $11.9 million for physical pain and anguish, mental and moral anguish, medical expenses and lost wages as well as compensation for the emotional distress caused to her family.

Alicea filed the lawsuit after having a lumbar fusion surgery in 2008, in which a Danek 3-D TSRH Spinal System was inserted into her spine.  Within a year, the part of the inserted system shattered, forcing Alicea to have a second surgery. In August 2009, another part of the implanted system failed and Alicea was forced to have a third surgery which, the suit claims resulted in life threatening complications.

The lawsuit allege strict liability because the spinal system implant was defective, and was recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration because the implant could break due to the way it was manufactured.

As the lawsuit has been settled, all claims by the plaintiff have been disposed.

Judge Daniel R Dominguez dismissed with prejudice a product liability lawsuit against Warsaw Orthopedic Inc., (DBA Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA Inc) after the parties involved reached a confidential settlement. The original lawsuit filed by Aileen Beltran Alicea , sought damages in the amount of $11.9 million for physical pain and anguish, mental and moral anguish, medical expenses and lost wages as well as compensation for the emotional distress caused to her family.

Alicea filed the lawsuit after having a lumbar fusion surgery in 2008, in which a Danek 3-D TSRH Spinal System was inserted into her spine. Within a year, the part of the inserted system shattered, forcing Alicea to have a second surgery. In August 2009, another part of the implanted system failed and Alicea was forced to have a third surgery which, the suit claims resulted in life threatening complications.

The lawsuit alleges strict liability because the spinal system implant was defective, and was recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration because the implant could break due to the way it was manufactured.

As the lawsuit has been settled, all claims by the plaintiff have been disposed.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Medtronic Spine Device Lawsuit Dismissed After Reaching Settlement was posted on Friday, April 29th, 2011 at 5:45 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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