Jury Hits Advanced Bionics Corporation With $7 Million Judgment Over Recalled HiRes 90k Cochlear Implant

Published: May 08, 2013

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A Kentucky jury finds Advanced Bionics negligent in the design & manufacture of its recalled HiRes 90k cochlear implant, issuing a $7.2 million award that included $6.3 million in punitive damages. A federal jury awarded a Kentucky couple more than $7.2 million, including nearly $6.3 million in punitive damages, over the failure of their daughter's Advanced Bionics' recalled HiRes 90k cochlear implant. The jury in the lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for Western Kentucky, found that Advanced Bionics didn't properly test the implant before it hit the market and never told the FDA that it had switched the manufacturer of a key component to a vendor called AstroSeal.

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