Patient claims Arthrex knee replacement product was defective

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 17, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A patient is suing Arthrex Inc., an orthopedic implants distributor, citing alleged design and manufacturing defects.

Mary Miller filed a complaint Aug. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, claiming Arthrex breached its duty of care owed to the patient to protect her from an unreasonable risk of harm.

According to the complaint, Miller underwent a total left knee replacement using the defendant's iBalance product on August 6, 2015. After the knee replacement, Miller claims she experienced severe pain, swelling and discomfort, and she needs to undergo revision surgery to remove the iBalance components and replace them with another orthopedic device.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, attorney’s fees and costs, disgorgement of wrongful profits and other proper relief. She is represented by Laura Feldman of Feldman and Pinto in Philadelphia and Michael McGartland of McGartland Law Firm PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania case number 3:18-cv-01572-ARC

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