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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

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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