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Today we want to share an update from the bellwether case in the multidistrict litigation related to the Wright Conserve hip replacement currently underway in Georgia (MDL-2329). The case alleges that the metal-on-metal Conserve hip replacement caused serious injuries (including metallosis) to plaintiff Robyn Christiansen. Her device was implanted in 2006 and failed six years […]

The verdict in the Zimmer Durom Cup knee replacement trial is in: over $9 million has been awarded to plaintiff Gary Kline. The Los Angeles jury found Zimmer guilty of negligent design defect and failure to warn. Here’s a breakdown of the award: $153,317.94 in past medical expenses $2.4 million for past pain and suffering […]

For anyone whose life has been affected by a failed hip implant, it’s a well-known fact that the FDA’s oversight of medical devices — both before and after they are on the market — is not as strong or effective as it should be. And unfortunately, new federal legislation passed in the House of Representatives […]