Zimmer Biomet is filing for a new trial after a jury ruled they owed plaintiffs $3.55 million for a metal-on-metal hip implant.
Lawyers for Zimmer Biomet state there are many missteps that opposing counsel and the court took to warrant a new trial, including
- Admittance of general evidence,
- Misrepresentation of the law,
- Allowing application of irrelevant law, and
- Submitting punitive damages to the jury.
Metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuits are becoming more common. There are multiple other outstanding lawsuits against Zimmer Biomet that have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation.
Source: Mass Device