$10M Punitive Award In 1st Wright Hip Trial Reduced To $1.1M By MDL Judge

(April 7, 2016, 1:28 PM EDT) -- ATLANTA — A Georgia federal judge on April 5 reduced the $10 million punitive damage award in the first Wright Medical Technology Inc. Conserve hip bellwether trial to $1.1 million but refused to grant a new trial over the jury’s initial contradictory verdict and the dismissal of a recalcitrant juror (In Re: Wright Medical Technology Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 2319, Robyn Christiansen v. Wright Medical Technology Incorporated, No. 13-297, N.D. Ga., Atlanta Div.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46409).

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