1st NexGen Knee Bellwether Trial Ends In Defense Verdict For Defendant Zimmer Inc.

Mealey's (November 11, 2015, 11:55 AM EST) -- CHICAGO — The first bellwether trial in the Zimmer Inc. NexGen knee multidistrict litigation ended with a verdict for defendant Zimmer Inc. on Nov. 6 (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 in the U.S. District Court...
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