New York, New York (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
Biomet Inc. has agreed to settle hundreds of Biomet hip lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/biomet-magnum-hip-replacement) currently pending in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District, Northern District of Indiana, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, the settlement would resolve claims alleging injury due to Biomet’s M2a Magnum Hip Replacement System. The agreement was approved on Monday by U.S. District Judge Robert R. Miller, who is presiding over the federal Biomet hip replacement litigation.( In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2391)
“Our Firm is representing numerous Biomet hip lawsuit clients in this litigation who will be eligible to participate in this settlement. After fully evaluating its terms, we will determine how best to advise each of our clients,” 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 legal consultations to individuals who may have allegedly been injured by Biomet hip replacements.
Biomet Hip Lawsuits
According to court documents, more than 950 Biomet hip lawsuits have been filed in the Northern District of Indiana since the multidistrict litigation was established in October 2012. All of the lawsuits claim that the metal-on-metal design of the M2a Magnum hip system caused plaintiffs to suffer serious complications, including metallosis, pseudotumor formation, and premature device failure, due to their propensity to shed toxic metal debris into recipients’ tissue and blood stream.
According to a report from Reuters, cases now filed in the litigation may be eligible for the settlement, as may be future lawsuits filed on or before April 15, 2014. Under the terms of the accord, plaintiffs who received one of the affected Biomet hip replacements as part of an initial surgery that was rectified more than 180 days after it was implanted will be eligible for a base award of $200,000, Reuters said.*
Biomet hip replacement patients who allegedly suffered serious complications due to the metal-on-metal design of the M2a Magnum hip system may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. To learn more about filing a Biomet hip lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To arrange for a free case review, please call 800-511-5092.
*reuters.com/article/2014/02/04/us-biomet-settlement-idUSBREA1305Y20140204, Reuters, February 4, 2014
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