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Class Action Law Suit Against Synthes

Discussion in 'Synthes' started by Anonymous, Feb 12, 2008 at 12:18 PM.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Is anyone interested in joining a class action law suit against Synthes based on wrongful termination, sexual harrassment, gender bias, hostile workplace for women and minorities?
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Are Coburn and Gennet imvolved? It would be nice to see those does squirm on the stand. Whoever is involved will easily win.
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    serious victim responses only...we will provide more information....do not worry about money or your identity.
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I am. Please leave your contact information here and I will get in touch with you.
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    This is a touchy subject, I know how much anonymity is premerier.....with that said I will find out through my lawyer how to deal with this... keep checking back on this blob and if you know anyone else...spread the word. I am a female...wrongfiully terminated..what are you?
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    This is payback time for all you minorities!!
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Philip Coburn
    1313 Douchbag Lane

    Rick Gennett
    21 Pole Smoker Rd

    Start with these two and the chips will fall. They'll all sell each other out quickly when the heat is on them. Look for the upper mangement to rat out everyone.
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    is anyone interested in joining a class action lawsuit against chuck-e-cheese for discriminating against adults?
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    im filing a class action law suit against mcdonalds for making my wife fat!!!! who wants to join me???

    get over it!
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I'm filing a class-action lawsuit against the porn industry for excluding us "normal-sized" men...

    Who's with me????????
  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    To OP: What is your attorney's name + number. I will contact him/her.
  12. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    February 22, 2008
    Suit Says Spinal Disk Maker Falsely Won F.D.A. Approval

    A patient suing the maker of an artificial spinal disk now says the original maker of the device, Spine Solutions, and the investment firm that financed its development misled patients and federal regulators about the disk’s safety and effectiveness.

    Earlier this year the patient, Calvin Timberlake, sued Synthes, the disk’s current maker, because he said the device, the Prodisc, had come apart in his back and had to be removed surgically, leaving him in severe pain. On Thursday he added Spine Solutions and the investment firm Viscogliosi Brothers to the suit.

    Mr. Timberlake and his lawsuit were mentioned in a January article in The New York Times that reported that many of the doctors who had conducted the clinical research for the Prodisc stood to benefit financially if it won approval from the Food and Drug Administration. That approval came in 2006.

    The amended lawsuit by Mr. Timberlake claims that the Viscogliosi firm, and the three brothers running it — Marc, John and Anthony — “were under tremendous pressure” to sell Spine Solutions and receive F.D.A. approval for the Prodisc because they needed to repay “embezzled funds” and “prevent financial ruin and likely criminal indictment.”

    Synthes, which agreed to acquire Spine Solutions for $350 million in 2003, declined to comment Thursday on Mr. Timberlake’s lawsuit.

    Describing the lawsuit as “completely baseless and without merit,” Viscogliosi Brothers said in a statement that it would “aggressively defend themselves” and “take all remedies to defend their reputations and achieve justice.”

    According to the lawsuit, in September 2002 the Manhattan district attorney’s office became aware of accusations that the firm’s principals had embezzled money from its investors and began an investigation.

    “At no time, even after intense reviews, did any government agency pursue any action against Viscogliosi Brothers,” the firm said, saying all of the judicial and regulatory bodies reviewing the claims had either dismissed them or did not pursue them.

    In an earlier interview, Daniel J. Castleman, chief of investigations for the Manhattan district attorney, said, “We examined the allegations and found they lacked prosecutorial merit, as investors recouped their investments and more.”

    Mr. Timberlake’s lawsuit also contends that Viscogliosi Brothers “intentionally set up an inherent conflict” in the clinical research by finding surgeons who would invest in Viscogliosi funds that financed the Prodisc and who would serve as researchers.

    Doctors at about half of the 17 research centers involved in the study stood to profit financially if the Prodisc succeeded, according to confidential information from a patient’s lawsuit settled last year.

    The companies behind the Prodisc have previously said the researchers’ financial interests had no impact on findings of the research, which they say have been published in various peer-reviewed medical journals.

    In Thursday’s statement, Viscogliosi Brothers said it is “proud of their achievement in this area and with the technology that has given thousands of patients hope and relief from spinal pain.” The Prodisc has undergone two separate assessments by the F.D.A., one for use in the lower back and the other for the neck, the firm added.

    In light of Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision that would protect medical device companies from many personal-injury lawsuits if the products were approved by the F.D.A., Jim Cole, the lawyer representing Mr. Timberlake, said his case differed from that one in several ways.

    He said the fact that many of the doctors performing the research had a financial interest in the outcome raised questions about the validity of the data supplied to the F.D.A. He also said that the disk had not been manufactured according to the specifications approved by the F.D.A.
  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Another example of the arrogance of Synthes. We need not follow the rules. After all, we are Synthes. Treat people like shit. Break the rules whenever possible. No regard for the patient, just the money in everyone's pockets. Sounds like a place everyone should aspire to work.
  14. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Are you Synthes? I'll need a lot more information, names and examples of business impropriaties that could withstand the scrutiny of a grand jury investigation.
  15. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    It is very difficult, virtually impossible for that matter, to judge the veracity of anonymous posters. Those that are laden with hate and/or profanity are easily dismissed as being posted by someone with an agenda. The post above is ridiculous, Synthes has always been, and will continue to be, about the patient. To imply anything otherwise is ludicrous. Synthes does not condone the practice of breaking rules, does not discriminate against minorities or women, and in fact treats their employees quite well.