Zimmer Hit With $9.2M Verdict In Hip Implant Defect Suit

By Joe Van Acker (August 3, 2015, 9:05 PM EDT) -- A California jury has awarded $9.2 million to a man who was forced to undergo two hip-replacement surgeries in 15 months after receiving a Zimmer Inc. implant, finding for the first time that the company was negligent in designing its metal-on-metal Durom Cup.

On July 24, following a three-week trial and less than four hours of deliberation, the jury in California superior court unanimously found in favor of Gary Kline, who had his first hip surgery in 2007 when he was 51 years old and now suffers from chronic pain as a result of Zimmer's defective implant, according to his attorneys...

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