This week CVN is revisiting the first lawsuit involving Wright Medical's hip implants to go to trial, which CVN covered in 2015 in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Warner v. Wright Medical Technology Inc., BC475958.
In this clip, plaintiff attorney Steve Vartazarian uses his closing argument to attack Wright's argument his client, Alan Warner, had enough information to give consent for surgeons to replace his hip with Wright's "Profemur R" artificial implant. Warner's implant snapped while he stood at the kitchen sink, allegedly after being weakened by a laser etching technique that made it more susceptible to failure.
The jury awarded Warner and his wife $4.5 million, launching an extensive appellate battle that still remains unresolved. The trial judge threw out the verdict, finding it to be unsupported by the evidence, but California's 2nd District Court of Appeal reinstated the award last March. Click here to read a copy of the opinion.
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For example, the archive also includes Vartazarian securing a $10.8 million verdict for a man whose legs were crushed by a USC Medical Center employee driving a forklift across a crosswalk. along with an $8.3 million verdict for a plaintiff represented by Brian Panish in the first lawsuit involving Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy's metal hip implants to go to trial.
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