STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Pa. Appeals Court Vacates $27.6 Million Zimmer Knee Verdict as Excessive and Unsupported by Evidence
June 7, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania appeals court has vacated a $27.6 million verdict rendered in favor of the recipient of a Zimmer Gender Solutions Knee replacement device and her husband, finding the award was excessive and “clearly beyond what the evidence warrants.”
On June 4, the Pennsylvania Superior Court remanded the matter to the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.
Margo Polett underwent bilateral knee surgery at age 67 in June 2006. Dr. Richard Booth performed both operations and conducted follow-up visits.
Two months after the surgery, Dr. Booth recommended Polett to Zimmer as a candidate for a promotional video ...
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