$2 Million Verdict in Zimmer Kinectiv Hip Implant Lawsuit


The lawsuit was filed by Brian McDonald, an economist at the University of New Mexico who was implanted with a Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinect Technology (NLKT) in 2010.

Mr. McDonald soon began experiencing extreme pain and required two revision surgeries in 2011. Both times, the defective components were removed and replaced, and both times, his symptoms returned.

He was diagnosed with adverse reactions to metal debris being shed by the implant. His bloodstream also had high levels of cobalt metal.

On March 31, Judge Nan G. Nash issued a verdict that Zimmer was liable for manufacturing and selling an unreasonably dangerous device. 

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