Austin, Texas (PRWEB) February 27, 2014
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing that it will provide free legal consultations to individuals who have suffered from Biomet hip replacement complications. Patients who have been harmed by Biomet hip devices can submit lawsuit inquiries through a contact form provided on the Biomet Lawsuit Information website (biomethiplawyers.com) or by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454
In February, Biomet Inc announced that it will pay at least $56 million to settle hundreds of Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement lawsuits. The Biomet lawsuits were consolidated into a multidistrict litigation and jointly heard in the federal court of Indiana, according to the Reuters article,"Biomet reaches $56 million settlement over faulty hip replacements" published on February 3, 2014.*
The Biomet multidistrict ligation began in October 2012 and includes over 700 lawsuits. The Biomet lawsuits claim that that the metal-on-metal design of the Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement can lead to metallosis, a form of metal poisoning, or early device failure. (In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2391)
In January 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning stating that metal-on-metal hip replacements, such as the BioMet M2a Magnum, can increase the risk of severe complications including hip implant loosening, bone and tissue damage, metal poisoning and premature device failure.**
Patients who received a faulty BioMet M2a Magnum must file their lawsuit prior to April 15, 2014 to be eligible to participate in the settlement.*
Patients who have experienced metal poisoning, tissue damage or premature device failure after receiving a BioMet M2a Magnum hip replacement may wish to speak with a lawyer to find out if they are eligible to file a lawsuit. For more information about whether you may have a case, contact the attorneys at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by email at info(at)hkllp(dot)com.
About Hissey Kientz, LLP
Hissey Kientz, LLP (http://www.hkllp.com) represents individuals experiencing complications from BioMet hip replacements, as well as victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, birth defects linked to the antidepressant drugs Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa and Effexor, problems with transvaginal mesh, Stryker, DePuy, and Wright hip replacements, GranuFlo acid concentrates, Mirena IUDs and other defective drugs and medical devices.