(PRWEB) February 05, 2014
The Biomet companies that are defendants in multidistrict litigation over the M2a Magnum hip implant products — chief among them Biomet Inc — have agreed to pay a minimum of $56 million to settle the pending consolidated lawsuits, according to documents filed in Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (Case no. MDL 2391; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana). The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, a metal-on-metal hip implant law firm that maintains a Biomet lawsuit informational web page, discusses the news and how it could impact 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.
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.
The Rottenstein Law Group LLP encourages those who believe they have suffered from the Biomet’s alleged side effects to download a free brochure to learn more about Biomet lawsuits and side effects, and how to contact an attorney for a free consultation.
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