Zimmer, Marketing Co. Win New Trial In Knee Injury Case

Law360, Philadelphia (March 4, 2013, 4:02 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court granted a new trial Friday to medical device maker Zimmer Inc. and marketing firm Public Communications Inc. over a $27.6 million judgment awarded to a patient who allegedly reinjured her surgically repaired knee while filming a marketing video.

A three-judge Superior Court panel concluded that a trial court allowed incorrect causation testimony and improperly instructed the jury with regard to charges applied to Zimmer and PCI. The panel agreed with Zimmer and PCI that the supplementary instructions unfairly shifted the burden of...
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