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DePuy Pinnacle Trial Update (Week 5 9/29-10/2)


The defendants filed their second Motion for Mistrial on Saturday, September 27th. On Monday, September 29th, the defendants finished cross examining Scott Bayley, an economist. He was followed by John Paoli, the plaintiff’s husband. Two additional witnesses will take the stand: Dr. Greg Sawyer, a tribologist, and Dr. Vicki Colvin, a cell biologist.  The Defense called Dr. Scott Nelson, an orthopedic pathologist, as their first witness. Plaintiffs will continue their presentation of their case at a later date.

Dr. Scott Nelson, defense orthopedic pathologist, returned to the stand for continued direct examination on Tuesday, September 30th.  He was then cross examined, subject to redirect, and excused.  His testimony was followed by defense witness Dr. Pat Campbell, UCLA Professor of Orthopedic Surgery.  She returned on Wednesday, October 1st, and took the stand for the day. She concluded her testimony on Thursday, October 2nd. Defense witness Dr. Matthew Henrich, an orthopedist specializing in hip and knee replacements, followed. His testimony was halted and the plaintiffs called Dr. Vicki Colvin to the stand. Dr. Heinrich will return to the trial at a later date.

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