A cochlear ear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who has extreme hearing issues.
It has been reported that as of December 2010, over two hundred thousand people worldwide have received cochlear ear implants, which includes over forty thousand adults and over twenty-five thousand children in the United State alone.
In April 2013, a Kentucky family received a verdict of $7.24 million after a jury concluded that the company knowingly sold a defective device that shocked a 6-year-old girl. The Federal Court jury in Louisville awarded $6.25 million in punitive damages and $994,000 in compensatory damages.
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