Biomet Hip Lawsuit LawyersBiomet promoted the metal-on-metal components of its M2a Magnum Hip System, in part, as being more durable than competitors’ products, with “greater resistance to wear” and “improved implant stability.” Injured consumers and researchers, however, have found the M2a Magnum did not deliver on its marketing promotions, and that it even carried an alarming risk of failure. In 2014, Biomet agreed to pay $56 million to settle hundreds of Biomet Hip Lawsuits over its hip implants. Some 1,800 cases are still pending in federal court. Our firm is investigating Biomet hip replacement cases for others who have been injured by a Biomet hip replacement system.
Biomet Hip Lawsuit Claims
People who allege injury by a Biomet hip have claimed the company:
- failed to exercise reasonable care in the design, manufacture and testing of the M2a Magnum Hip System.
- misrepresented the M2a Magnum Hip System in claiming it was safer, more reliable than other hip replacements, despite knowing the dangers.
- failed to properly warn or disclose information regarding the risks of severe and permanent injury.
- did not provide health care professionals with enough information to avoid or mitigate injuries caused by the Biomet hip.
Metal on Metal Components
Despite concerns that metal components grind against one another and produce metal shards that damage surrounding tissue, devices such as the M2a Magnum remain on the market. Injured people endure terrible pain and subsequent costly surgeries that don’t necessarily erase their suffering. Hundreds of injured people who allege they have been injured by a Biomet hip replacement have filed lawsuits to hold the company accountable.
Biomet Hip Replacement Lawsuits, Settlements
In October 2012, a federal judicial panel centralized federal Biomet M2a Magnum hip implant lawsuits in the Northern District of Indiana. Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. presides over the litigation, known as Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) No. 2391.
Defendants in the Biomet lawsuits include Biomet, Inc. and various Biomet business units, including Biomet Orthopedics, LLC; Biomet Fair Lawn, LLC; Biomet Manufacturing Corp.; Biomet U.S. Reconstruction, LLC (collectively “Biomet”).
Biomet settles Federal Lawsuits
In February 2014, Biomet agreed to settle all of the consolidated federal lawsuits for a combined $56 million, which meant a base award for each plaintiff at $200,000. Several Biomet cases have also been filed in New Jersey state court.
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If you or a loved one has been implanted with a Biomet hip and is experiencing complications, contact us today for a free legal consultation regarding a potential Biomet Hip Replacement Lawsuit.