Zimmer Gets Quick Win In 2nd Knee Implant Defect Bellwether

Law360, New York (October 24, 2016, 3:29 PM EDT) -- Zimmer Inc. has landed another win in the sprawling multidistrict litigation alleging a design defect in its NexGen knee implant series, after an Illinois federal judge on Friday concluded that the second bellwether plaintiff failed to establish causation or present evidence of a safer alternative design.

U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer found that Wisconsin resident Theodore Joas failed to present sufficient evidence to support his claim that the NexGen Flex knee implant he received in 2008 came loose after just a few years because of a design defect that led to revision surgery, and likewise neglected to provide any evidence...

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