Pa. Appeals Court To Reconsider $28M Knee Injury Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (May 17, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court has announced it will grant an en banc rehearing, after having ordered a new trial in a case where a $27.6 million judgment was awarded to a woman who had allegedly reinjured her surgically repaired knee while filming a marketing video.

The decision to rehear the case, announced May 9, is an immediate victory for the plaintiff, Margo Polett, and a setback for medical device maker Zimmer Inc. and marketing firm Public Communications Inc. In March, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court...
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