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Synthes Gets Summary Judgment In Case Alleging 2 Clavicle Plates Broke

(November 11, 2015, 9:20 AM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — A California federal judge on Nov. 4 granted summary judgment against a plaintiff who sued Synthes Inc. because two clavicle plates fractured (Ronnie Toups v. Synthes, Inc., No. 14-2544, E.D. La.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 149740).

(Toups opinion available. Document #28-151112-014Z.)

In 2012, Ronnie Toups broke his clavicle in a motorcycle accident. An orthopedic surgeon used an eight-hole Synthes LCP clavicle plate and Synthes locking and cortex screws to align the collarbone while it healed.

X-rays showed that the fracture was healing slowly....
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