Judge Won’t Reopen Artificial Disc Case; Plaintiff Should Have Been More Diligent

(September 13, 2016, 1:56 PM EDT) -- MONROE, La. — A Louisiana federal judge on Aug. 31 denied a motion to reopen an artificial spinal disc case, saying that even though the plaintiff claims to have received new evidence, he could have and should have identified the device earlier in the litigation (Bryant Lyles v. Medtronic, Inc., et al., No. 15-0910, W.D. La., Monroe Div.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118382).

(Opinion available. Document #28-160915-013Z.)

In May 2013, Bryant Lyles was diagnosed with severe stenosis of the C4, C5 and C6 cervical spine discs....
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