Ruling on complaint calls device 'unreasonably dangerous'
By Sarah Bennett
Monday, April 22, 2013 at 3:04 pm (Updated: April 22, 10:06 pm)
More than four years after a 6-year-old girl was shocked by an implantable hearing aid, a federal jury awarded more than $7 million to the girl’s Vine Grove family.
Brian and Michelle Sadler filed a civil complaint against the implant’s developer, Advanced Bionics, in August 2011 in the U.S. District Court of Western Kentucky. The complaint was filed on behalf of their daughter, Breanna, who has suffered permanent hearing loss.
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