$4.5M Wright Hip Implant Verdict Cut To $1M By Calif. Judge

Law360, Los Angeles (September 25, 2015, 2:25 PM EDT) -- A California judge slashed the $4.5 million a jury ordered Wright Medical Technology Inc. to pay a metal hip implant patient and his wife after finding the implant defective, reducing the figure to $1 million Friday because the award was “disproportionate to the evidence.”

In June, a California jury had agreed with patient Alan Warner that the hip implant he received contained a manufacturing defect, and that the implant's failure injured both Warner and his wife.

But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael B. Harwin found the jury’s $4.5 million damages award excessive Friday and dropped it down to $1,025,000....

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