1st NexGen Knee MDL Bellwether Trial Under Way In Chicago

(October 23, 2015, 8:22 AM EDT) -- CHICAGO — The first bellwether trial in the Zimmer Inc. NexGen knee multidistrict litigation got under way Oct. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Kathy L. Batty, et al. v. Zimmer, Inc., et al., No. 12-6279, N.D. Ill.).

In separate surgeries two months apart in 2011, Kathy L. Batty, now 60, was implanted with Zimmer NexGen GSF LPS-Flex knee prostheses. She claims that one of the knees failed and she had to undergo revision surgery.

In 2012, Batty sued Zimmer...
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