Gary Kline, et al v. Zimmer, Inc., et al

Hip Implant Case Fact Sheet

Unanimous $7.68M Verdict Against Medical Device Maker Zimmer, Inc.

Case Summary

A Los Angeles jury has awarded $7.68 million to a former California resident injured by a defective metal-on-metal hip implant manufactured by Zimmer, Inc. This was a retrial in which the jury ruled on damages only. Zimmer’s Durom Cup forced Plaintiff Gary Kline to undergo two grueling hip replacement surgeries within 15 months, leaving him with chronic pain and physical limitations, which he continues to deal with today, and will for the rest of his life.


July 29, 2019
$7.68 million total award
Liability: Zimmer 100%

Case Information

Cause No. BC44 4834    Gary Kline, et al v. Zimmer, Inc., et al
Trial length: 6 days       Deliberation Length: 1.5 hours


Los Angeles County, Superior Court, California
Hon. Daniel J. Buckley, presiding

Plaintiffs Experts (live testimony)

Dr. Ryan Nunley – Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Sanjay Chabra – Rheumatologist
Dr. Stephen Mikulak – Orthopedic Surgeon
Charles Bagwell – Physical Therapist

Defense Experts (live testimony)


Plaintiffs’ Counsel

Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel – Los Angeles, Dallas
Gary M. Paul (lead trial counsel), Gibbs Henderson

Defense Counsel

Faegre Baker Daniels, Los Angeles
Tarifa Laddon
Faegre Baker Daniels, Minneapolis
Joseph Price

Disclaimer – Results obtained depend on the facts of each case. Award amounts are not actual cash amounts received by plaintiffs. Deductions are made for offsets, liens, attorney fees and expenses.

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