Temple Vs Synthes Case Study

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Temple v. Synthes Corp. (pg 762) Medical implant user (P) v. Implant manufacturer (D) NATURE OF CASE: Appeal of dismissal with prejudice of action for damages for products liability, medical malpractice, and negligence. FACT SUMMARY: Temple's (P) federal suit against Synthes (D), the manufacturer of a plate implanted in Temple's (P) back, was dismissed when Temple (P) failed to join the doctor and the hospital responsible for installing the plate. CONCISE RULE OF LAW: Joint tortfeasors are not necessary parties under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 19. FACTS: A plate and screw device implanted in Temple's (P) back malfunctioned. Temple (P) filed a federal court products liability action against Synthes (D), the manufacturer

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