Court: Prosthesis used in hip replacement not defective
A judge ruled an artificial hip prosthesis a man claimed led to hip and leg pain was not defective.
Paul Lederman, then 41, went to Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton for a total right hip replacement that was performed by orthopedic surgeon Alan Valadie. The procedure involved implantation of a Stryker Trident artificial hip prosthesis. Lederman claimed he later had to undergo a total right hip arthroplasty revision surgery. He claimed defects in the Trident led to unanticipated backside wear of the device.
Defense counsel for Howmedica/Stryker argued Lederman's claims failed to identify a specific Food and Drug Administration regulation that the defendants violated that could be linked to the alleged injury.
Case: Lederman v. Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
Case No.: 8:13-cv-00506-JSM-AEP
Plaintiffs attorney: Matthew Erjavec, Matthew Erjavec P.A., Sarasota
Defense attorneys: Iain L.C. Kennedy and Rebecca A. Ocariz, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Miami; and Bryan R Snyder, Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain, Tampa