Metro Verdicts Monthly’s cover graph is hip replacement settlements and verdicts in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.
The graph just says “hip replacements” so there is really no context. I’m going to assume that these are primarily injury cases and not product liability claims because those claims – most notably against DePuy, Stryker, and Zimmer – do not make up a substantial part of the verdicts and settlements involving hip replacements since 1987.
With that introduction, the median verdict/settlement in hip replacement cases:
Washington, D.C.: $175,000
I slavishly report this verdict data to you when I see it but this is probably more worthless then the verdict and settlement statistics I usually give you- which are seemingly interesting but also ultimately worthless.