Medical Malpractice Suit Filed in CA

A California resident filed a medical malpractice lawsuit claiming an area hospital performed experimental procedures on patients without their consent.

Plaintiff April Cabana claims that she initially was admitted to the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center to have surgery on her back following a car accident but now suffers from constant pain because of a procedure that was allegedly performed without her knowledge, according to CBS.

The medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that Cabana was implanted during surgery with OP-1 Putty, a medical device that was part of a research project at the hospital. The implant was used in tandem with the bone filler Calstrux.

Both products are made by Stryker Biotech. The mixture has never been approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration

Earlier this year Stryker pled guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge for misbranding a medical device and agreed to a $15 million fine for promoting the mixing of its OP-1 and Calstrux orthopedic repair products, according to Bloomberg.

The hospital released a statement saying that it “did not engage in inappropriate experimental procedures and did not cause or contribute to any injury to the plaintiff.”

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