New York, New York (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
As Biomet hip lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/biomet-magnum-hip-replacement) involving the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement System continue to progress in the multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that attorneys for plaintiffs have endorsed the appointment of a special master in the proceeding. According to a Memorandum filed with the court on October 25, 2013, plaintiffs asserted that the appointment of a special master has become commonplace in multidistrict litigations, and maintained that such an appointment would help to facilitate the resolution of certain discovery issues in the Biomet hip replacement litigation. (In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2391)
Judge Robert L. Miller Jr., who is overseeing the federal Biomet hip lawsuits, had issued an Order on October 9th directing the parties to weigh in on the special master appointment. According to that Order, defense counsel has until November 1st to file an objection with the Court.
“Our Firm is actively filing Biomet hip lawsuits in this proceeding, all of which allege the metal-on-metal design of the Biomet M2a Magnum caused recipients to suffer metallosis, premature device failure and other debilitating complications. We are pleased to see that the Biomet hip replacement litigation is progressing so efficiently,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free and confidential Biomet hip lawsuit evaluations to individuals who may have been injured by the Biomet M2a Magnum hip.
Biomet Hip Lawsuits
Court documents indicate that at least 725 Biomet hip lawsuits have been filed in the Northern District of Indiana since the multidistrict litigation was established just over a year ago. Plaintiffs in these claims allege that the Biomet M2a Magnum’s chromium-cobalt ball and cup can wear, causing dangerous amounts of metal ions to accumulate in recipients’ tissue and blood stream. They further allege that the accumulation of this toxic metal debris may cause serious and debilitating complications which often necessitate revision surgery to remove and replace the implant.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned in January 2013 that metal-on-metal hip replacements had been associated with higher rates of early failure compared to those made from other materials. The FDA has advised recipients of all-metal hips to undergo metal ion blood testing if they experience any symptoms that would indicate their device could be failing. The agency has also proposed new regulations that would subject such implants to more regulatory oversight.
Recipients of the Biomet M2a Magnum hip who suffered metallosis, premature device failure, or other complications allegedly associated with its all-metal design may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Learn More about the litigation involving Biomet hip replacements and other metal-on-metal hips at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For additional information and a free case review, please call one our attorneys today at 800-511-5092.
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