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Calif. Court Restores Patient’s $4.5M Win In Hip Defect Suit

Law360 (March 7, 2018, 8:00 PM EST) -- A California appeals court has upheld a $4.5 million jury verdict awarded to a man who sued the manufacturer of his prosthetic hip for alleged defects in the device that led to multiple follow-up surgeries, infections and other complications.

The panel found Tuesday that the lower court’s decision to order a retrial on damages failed to include an adequate statement of reasons and therefore had to be reversed. It also disagreed with defendant Wright Medical’s argument that there simply wasn’t enough evidence to support a claim...
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