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Hip Implant Case Fact Sheet
Unanimous $7.68M Verdict Against Medical Device Maker Zimmer, Inc.
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%
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)
Faegre Baker Daniels, Los Angeles
Faegre Baker Daniels, Minneapolis
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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