Metal-Injury Claim About Cervical Spine Device Time-Barred, Judge Says

(February 12, 2016, 2:11 PM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal judge on Feb. 10 dismissed without prejudice a plaintiff’s breach of contract claims involving an experimental cervical disc device and metal toxicity (Colleen Jaeger, et al. v. Howmedica Osteonics Corp., No. 15-164, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16493).

(Jaeger opinion available. Document #28-160218-013Z.)

In 2006, Colleen Jaeger was enrolled in a clinical study of the CerviCore cervical disc prosthesis being conducted by Howmedica Osteonics Corp. and had one of the devices implanted in her cervical spine. Jaeger eventually began...
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