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Expert Witness : ALBERT BURSTEIN


Case JOHN GRANTHAM V. ZIMMER, INC.
Testimony Date March 08, 1991
Expert Type Mechanical Engineering
Court State: Ohio County: Cuyahoga
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2 STATE OF OHIO
3 COUNTY OF CUYAHOGA
4 IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
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6 JOHN GRANTHAM, et al.,
7 Plaintiffs,
8 VS. Case No. 1B4,289
9 ZIMMER INC., Judge Michael Corrigan
10 Defendant.
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12 March 8, 1991
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of ALBERT H. BURSTEIN,
14 Deposition
15 Ph.D., taken by Plaintiffs, held at the
16 Hospital for Special Surgery, 541 East
17 71st Street, New York, New York,
18 commencing at 9:15 a.m., before Colette
19 Cantoni, a Registered Professional
20 Reporter and Notary Public of the State of
21 New York.
22 NEWROCK/DeSIMONE-THE COURT REPORTERS
23 21 West 38th Street
24 New York, New York 10018
25 (212) 840-1891
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2 A P P E A R A N C E S-.
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4 WEISMAN, GOLDBERG, WEISMAN &
5 KAUFMAN CO., L.P.A.
6 1600 Midland Building
7 Landmark Office Towers
8 Cleveland, Ohio 44115
9 Attorneys for Plaintiffs
10 BY: RICHARD J. BERRIS, ESQ.
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12 RASOR, HARRIS, LEMON a REED
13 P.O. Box 818
14 Warsaw, Indiana 46581-1818
15 Attorneys for Defendant Zimmer
16 BY: DANIEL K. LEININGER, ESQ.
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2 A L B E R T H B U R S T E I N,
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4 called as a witness, having been first
5 duly sworn, was examined and testified
6 as follows:
7 EXAMINATION BY
8 MR. BERRIS:
9 Q. State your full name, please.
10 A. Albert H. Burstein.
11 Q. You have a Ph.D in?
12 A. In mechanical engineering.
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14 Q. You indicated that you have a
15 Ph.D in mechanical engineering?
16 A . Yes , sir .
17 Q. Do you hold any further degrees?
18 I am looking at a copy of your CV here.
19 A. No. That's my only advanced
20 degree.
21 Q. I see on your CV that you spent
22 some time at Case Western Reserve in
23 Cleveland.
24 What was your involvement there?
25 A. I was the codirector of the
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2 department of the biomechanics laboratory,
J which was in the department of orthopedic
4 surgery, and also in the department of
5 mechanical engineering. I was tenure
6 associate professor of surgery in
7 orthopedics and mechanical engineering, I
8 had a joint appointment.
9 Q- So you taught orthopedics?
10 A. I taught mechanical engineering
11 and orthopedics, and I did research in
12 orthopedic biomechanics.
13 Q. Now you are not an orthopedic
14 surgeon?
15 A. That's correct.
16 Q. I take it you taught
17 biomechanics as it relates to orthopedic
18 surgery?
19 A. That's correct.
20 Q- You didn'