Premature Hip Implant Failure leads to $3.5M Verdict. Recently, a U.S. Court of Appeals denied an appeal from Zimmer Biomet for a new trial after a $3.5 million hip implant lawsuit verdict over premature hip implant failure.
Four years ago, in 2020, an Iowan federal jury awarded $3.55 million to Lori Nicholson and her husband Willis for severe personal injuries from the company’s much-maligned and controversial M2a Magnum metal-on-metal hip implant that caused premature hip implant failure.
The jury determined that the M2a Magnum model was defectively designed, and that led to premature hip failure. Around the same time, a federal judge in Missouri granted a $21 million judgment in a case against the M2A Magnum, for similar reasons, namely premature hip implant failure.