Norton Rose Fulbright obtains complete defense verdict in a 5-day product liability trial

Business May 8, 2017

On May 5, 2017, we secured a complete defense verdict for client, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., in a 5-day product liability trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Marshall Division). Plaintiff alleged that she suffered personal and economic injuries as a result of a hip replacement device manufactured by Zimmer. The plaintiff was seeking actual damages of US$25 million plus punitive damages between US$100 million and US$200 million. In less than an hour and half, the jury returned a complete verdict in Zimmer’s favor.

Michael J. Kanute of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP acted as co-counsel, and Harry “Gil” Gillam of Gillam & Smith acted as local counsel.

The Dallas trial team included Jonathan Skidmore, Tricia Macaluso and Ron Miller (Dallas).



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