New York, NY (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement lawsuits pending in federal courts nationwide may be consolidated into a multidistrict litigation following a hearing later this month, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.* On September 20, 2012, the United State Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML”) will convene to hear oral arguments as to whether Biomet lawsuits filed in federal courts nationwide over the Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement devices should be consolidated and coordinated for pre-trial purposes before a single judge. On June 27, 2012, plaintiffs Leyda Ching and Diane Winningham filed a petition to centralize the Biomet lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California or, in the alternative, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.** In support of their motion to form a multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) to handle cases filed by plaintiffs alleging injuries caused by the Biomet M2a Mangum hip implants, the plaintiffs argued that the “Biomet M2a Magnum is the next metal-on-metal hip implant that will benefit from consolidated pretrial proceedings through an MDL. As of May 31, 2012, the FDA has received more than 450 adverse event reports related to the M2a Magnum hip implant.”
“If the JPML grants plaintiffs’ motion, this would be the fifth MDL involving lawsuits filed by plaintiffs over metal-on-metal hip implants. This latest request further illustrates the dangers metal-on-metal hip implant systems pose to the public. These devices, which have proved over and over again to fail at alarmingly high rates, have become a public health crisis,” commented Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients and filing lawsuits on behalf of individuals alleging injuries stemming from a variety of metal-on-metal hip systems.
Metal-On-Metal Hip Problems Lead To Mounting Litigation
Individuals who suffered metal-on-metal hip problems are filing lawsuits against the manufacturers of these products. The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are actively involved in the following lawsuits: In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2197”), which is currently underway in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2244”), which is currently underway in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The firm is also investigating cases concerning other metal hip implants manufactured by Wright Medical Technology, Inc. Lawsuits involving the Wright Conserve hip replacement were recently consolidated in In re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2329”), which is now pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. In addition, the firm is closely following developments stemming from the June 2012 Smith & Nephew recall of a metal liner component of its metal-on-metal hip implants as well as the July 2012 recall of Stryker Orthopaedics’ Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems.
In addition to providing a wealth of information related to metal-on-metal hip implants on the firm’s website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/Metal-On-Metal-Hip-Implants-Dangers, the lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are currently evaluating potential Biomet lawsuit claims.
Those who received a Biomet M2a Magnum metal-on-metal hip replacement and have experienced hip replacement pain or had to undergo revision surgery may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries. Learn more about Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement lawsuits by visiting our website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/biomet-magnum-hip-replacement. For more information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.
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