STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

Wright Medical Technology Files Petition for Rehearing of Order Upholding $2.1 Million Verdict

ATLANTA –– Wright Medical Technology Inc. has asked the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for a rehearing of a dispute involving a $2.1 million verdict entered in a case involving the company’s Conserve Hip Implant, maintaining that the appellate court in part erred when it found that Utah law did not apply Comment k as a bar to strict liability for medical devices that have obtained Section 510(k) clearance.

In the April 10 petition filed with the 11th Circuit, the defendant seeks a rehearing en banc, additionally contending that the appellate court erred when it found that the ...

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