Biomet Multidistrict Litigation
In October 2012, many Biomet hip replacement lawsuits pending in the federal court system were consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. The Biomet multidistrict litigation includes over 700 Biomet lawsuits and is being presided over by District Judge Robert Miller, Jr. of the Northern District of Indiana.
In February 2014, Biomet Inc announced that it will pay at least $56 million to settle the hundreds of Biomet M2a Magnum lawsuits currently consolidated in the multidistrict litigation. The lawsuits claim that Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement systems fail early and generate high level of metal ions in the bloodstream. The high levels of metal ions occur as a result of the implant’s metal-on-metal design and can lead to metallosis, or metal poisoning.
Additional complications from the Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacements include fretting and corrosion, hip implant dislocation and implant fractures.
The Biomet settlement will apply to each case filed on or before April 15, 2014 where the patient has had to undergo revision surgery to remove or repair their Biomet hip replacement. Biomet Inc has agreed to pay a base amount of $200,000 to each claimant.
If you were implanted with a defective Biomet hip replacement system and experienced hip implant loosening, metallosis, fractures or other side effects that required corrective surgery, contact the Biomet lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP to learn more about your legal rights. You can reach us by calling toll free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out a free case evaluation form on the right of this page.