In search of typical hip device case

Judge treats pending trial as dry run for future ones.

, The National Law Journal

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The first courtroom test of liability claims involving a particular hip replacement device ended in more or less a split decision: The jury awarded the plaintiff $8.3 million but rejected his bid for punitive damages. Unfortunately, attorneys on both sides agree, the outcome tells precious little about the prospects for the approximately 10,000 claims still pending over the device.

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