3rd Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment In Zimmer Hip Failure Case
Mealey's (October 19, 2016, 12:35 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 7 affirmed summary judgment for Zimmer Inc., finding that a plaintiff failed to show that a hip prosthesis he received was negligently designed or that Zimmer failed to warn that it could break in a patient of his size and activity level (Gregory Kline, et al. v. Zimmer Holdings, Inc., et al., No. 15-2854, 3rd Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 18270).
(Opinion available. Document #28-161020-012Z.)
In January 2010, Gregory Kline underwent hip replacement surgery in...