Calif. Appeals Court Reinstates $4.5 Million Verdict in Profemur Hip Case

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LOS ANGELES - A California appellate court has reinstated a $4.5 million verdict in a Profemur hip replacement device case, ruling that the trial court did not sufficiently state its reasons for granting Wright Medical Technology's motion for a new trial on the damages issue.

On March 6, the California Court of Appeal, 2nd District, also rejected Wright's argument that it is entitled to a new trial on plaintiffs' claim that the system's stem was defectively manufactured, finding the evidence supported the jury's findings.

Alan Warner and his wife sued Wright Medical Technology Inc. in the Los Angeles County Superior …

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