2 court cases involving orthopedic devicemakers


Becker's reported on two lawsuits and verdicts involving orthopedic devicemakers since Dec. 1.

1. A jury ruled Dec. 9 that DePuy Synthes, Johnson & Johnson's orthopedic business, must pay $12 million to RSB Spine for patent infringement. The verdict concludes litigation that began with a lawsuit filed by RSB Spine Aug. 13, 2019. The lawsuit said the four DePuy products, used for spinal fusions, violated patents related to RSB Spine's InterPlate devices.

2. A New York woman is suing orthopedic devicemaker Exactech, alleging the company knew about issues with its Optetrak total knee implant. The lawsuit alleges Exactach ignored warnings about issues with the Optetrak device, and several other patients have needed revision surgery to address defective implants. 

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