HOUSTON – A Houston man alleges he was injured by a defective prosthesis.

Vincent E. Smith filed a complaint on Aug. 27 in the Harris County District Court against American Medical Systems Holdings, Boston Scientific and Robert J. Cornell MD alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Cornell surgically implanted an American Medical Systems prosthesis in the plaintiff to treat vasculogenic erectile dysfunction in January 2015. The plaintiff alleges that Cornell later determined the prosthesis would not function as intended and in May, it was removed and replaced.

The plaintiff holds Cornell responsible because the defendant alleged failed to properly diagnose and monitor the plaintiff's condition and failed to property warn plaintiff of the risk of the prosthetic. He alleges the product defendants failed to design the product to avoid an unreasonable risk of harm.

The plaintiff seeks monetary relief of more than $200,000 but not more than $1 million and such other relief to which he is entitled. He is represented by William H. Kuykendall of William H. Kuykendall PC in Austin.

Harris County District Court Case number 2017-5783

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