New York, New York (PRWEB) February 06, 2014
The federal judge overseeing hundreds Biomet hip lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/biomet-magnum-hip-replacement) alleging injury due to the metal-on-metal design of the Magnum M2a Hip System has established deadlines that pertain to the recently-announced Biomet hip replacement settlement. According to an Order dated February 4, 2014, potential claimants who have not already done so must file their Biomet hip lawsuit no later than April 15, 2014. Among other things, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. of the Northern District of Indiana has directed that all Plaintiffs’ Fact Sheets must be served on or before January 13, 2014. (In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2391)
“Our Firm is representing a number of plaintiffs in the Biomet hip replacement litigation, and we continue to evaluate the settlement so that we can advise our clients on their best course of action,” 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 Replacement Settlement
According to court documents, the Biomet hip replacement settlement was approved by Judge Miller on February 3, 2014. There are currently more than 950 Biomet hip lawsuits filed in the Northern District of Indiana that allege injury due to toxic metal debris shed from the M2a Magnum hip system. Under the terms of the settlement, 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.
The Biomet M2a Magnum is a metal-on-metal hip implant, in which the femoral ball and acetabular cup are made from a chromium-cobalt alloy. This class of hip implant was the subject of health alert issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2013 which warned that all-metal hips appeared to be associated with higher rates of early failure than those made of other materials. The FDA has advised recipients of metal-on-metal hips to undergo blood tests for elevated levels of metal ions if they experience any symptoms of a failing implant. The agency has also proposed new rules that would allow for greater regulatory oversight of all-metal hips.
Individuals who may have been harmed by the Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement may be entitled to compensation from Biomet Inc. To find out more about filing a Biomet hip lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To arrange for a free case review, call 800-511-5092 to speak with a member of our legal staff.
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