New York, New York (PRWEB) December 13, 2013
As Biomet hip lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/biomet-magnum-hip-replacement) continue to move forward in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that the judge overseeing the proceeding has decided against the appointment of a Special Master to oversee discovery in Biomet hip replacement claims. According to a Memorandum issued on December 10, 2013, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. deemed such an appointment unnecessary, as he anticipates being able to rule on any discovery issues that arise. However, Judge Miller did authorize Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein to resolve any discovery disputes that should occur when he is not available. (In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2391)
“Our Firm is monitoring developments in this proceeding very closely, as we are representing numerous Biomet hip lawsuit clients who have claims pending in this litigation,” 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 been injured by the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement System.
Biomet Hip Replacement Lawsuits
According to court documents, nearly 800 Biomet hip lawsuits are pending in the federal litigation underway in the Northern District of Indiana. Plaintiffs who have filed claims in the proceeding allege that the metal-on-metal design of the M2a Magnum Hip Replacement System is defective, and prone to shedding dangerous amounts off toxic metal ions into the surrounding tissue and blood stream The complaints further allege that this can cause serious complications, including metallosis (metal ion poisoning) and premature failure of the device.
In January 2013, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 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 hip. The agency issued the advice after its review of metal-on-metal hip implants revealed they were more likely to fail within several years of surgery than those made from other materials.
Victims of serious complications allegedly related to the metal-on-metal design of their Biomet hip replacement may be entitled to recover financial damages for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. To find out more, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To arrange for a free case review, please call 800-511-5092.
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