New York, New York (PRWEB) October 21, 2012
A federal judge has scheduled the first status conference for federally-filed Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement lawsuits for November 16, 2012, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Case Management order issued on October 12, 2012, Judge Robert L. Miller of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, will appoint the plaintiffs’ steering committee and liaison counsel at that time. (In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, No. 3:12-md-02391-RLM-CAN)*
All-federally filed Biomet hip replacement lawsuits involving the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement devices were consolidated for pre-trial proceedings and transferred to the Northern District of Indiana by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on October 2nd. According to the Transfer Order, eight Biomet hip replacement lawsuits are currently pending in six federal jurisdictions. The Panel also noted that it had been notified of 57 additional, potentially related actions. All of the complaints share similar allegations that the metal-on-metal design of the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement can shed dangerously high levels of metal ions into surrounding tissue and blood stream. According to the complaints, this phenomenon can cause metallosis in the surrounding tissue, as well as premature failure of the implant.**
“We are pleased that the Biomet hip replacement litigation is proceeding. We continue to receive inquiries on an almost-daily basis by people who suffered extreme pain and disability, allegedly due to the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement and other metal-on-metal hip implants,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm that represents the victims of defective drugs and medical devices, including Biomet hip replacements. The firm is currently offering free and confidential Biomet hip replacement lawsuit reviews to individuals who suffered serious complications, including metal poisoning, allegedly due to the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement.
Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawsuits
The Biomet hip implant litigation is just one of several metal-on-metal hip replacement multidistrict litigations currently pending in federal courts throughout the country. Other metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuits consolidated for pretrial proceedings include: In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2197”), in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2244”), in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; and In re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2329”), in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is offering free lawsuit consultations to anyone allegedly injured as a result of a Biomet hip replacement or another metal-on-metal hip implant. Individuals who have endured hip implant failures, metallosis, pain, or revision surgery due to one of these devices may be entitled to compensation for their medical care, pain and suffering, and other damages. A wealth of information regarding the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants is available on Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For more information about Biomet M2a Hip Replacement lawsuits, please contact one of our attorneys by calling 877-779-1414.
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