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Calif. Jury Awards $7.68 Million at Conclusion of Damages Retrial in Case Involving Zimmer’s Durom Cup Hip Implant

LOS ANGELES –– A California jury has awarded $7.68 million at the conclusion of a Durom Cup hip implant trial against Zimmer Inc. after a retrial on damages only, sources told HarrisMartin Publishing.

Hon. Daniel J. Buckley of the California Superior Court for Los Angeles County presided over the six-day trial, which ended in a verdict on July 29 after the jury deliberated for just one-and-a-half hours.

Gary Kline asserted the underlying claims, contending that, prior to his first hip surgery in 2007, he spent much of his time on his motorcycle and golfing. After two hip surgeries within ...

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