The firm is actively filing Biomet Magnum M2a lawsuits on behalf of those who have suffered metallosis, premature device failure, and other serious complications allegedly caused by the metal-on-metal hip device.
Rockville Centre, NY - February 5th, 2014 - Biomet Inc. has agreed to pay at least $56 million to settle pending lawsuits over the embattled M2a Magnum hip implants, according to documents filed in the federal consolidation of cases (no. MDL 2391; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana). The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, a metal-on-metal hip implant law firm maintains a Biomet Hip Lawsuit Center where it publishes news and information for those who have filed or are looking to file Biomet lawsuits.
There are about 800 Biomet lawsuits pending in federal court, stemming from claims that the company’s M2a Magnum hip implant caused patients to suffer from serious side effects. The Biomet product joins similar products from major manufacturers such as DePuy Orthopaedics and Stryker that have been involved in major litigation and fallen under the scrutiny of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy have agreed to a multibillion dollar DePuy ASR settlement related to claims related to a high rate of revision surgeries, according to a Nov. 20, 2013, New York Times report.
Plaintiffs in Biomet lawsuits have alleged a handful of complications, including pain, device failure and metal poisoning, according to court documents. The agreement will extend to all pending cases, and any future lawsuit filed in a federal court on or before April 15, 2014, according to a Reuters report. Plaintiffs who have received a Biomet M2a 38 or M2a Magnum hip replacement system as part of an initial hip replacement that was rectified more than 180 days after it was implanted shall receive a base award of $200,000.
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