Biomet To Pay $56 Million to Victims of Faulty Hip Replacement System

July 30, 2014
Biomet To Pay $56 Million to Victims of Faulty Hip Replacement System

The experienced attorneys at Graves McLain are no strangers to product liability cases. We represent many victims of defective products, including those who have suffered due to malfunctioning metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacement systems.

Biomet is yet another international MoM manufacturer that is tied up in litigation because of its faulty M2a Magnum Hip System.  Biomet deceived physicians and patients by marketing this product as having better durability, greater resistance to wear, and improved implant stability when in reality, the M2a Magnum Hip System actually has a high risk of failure.

Like many metal-on-metal hip replacement systems, Biomet’s M2a Magnum Hip System has been proved to deteriorate over time, causing metal shards to flake off and enter the hips surrounding tissues and one’s bloodstream.

Despite the serious health issues, such as metal toxicity in the bloodstream, devices like Biomet’s M2a Magnum Hip System remain on the market. Due to the overwhelming health concerns and tremendous pain and suffering experienced by recipients of Biomet’s MoM hip replacement systems, hundreds of consumers have filed lawsuits to hold Biomet accountable.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that in 2011 MoM devices were linked to more than 12,000 adverse medical events.  The most commonly reported problem with all-metal implants was the need for revision surgeries.  The FDA has issued safety alerts about the potential risks of Biomet’s M2a Magnum Hip System which also calls for more in-depth monitoring of the device.

In October 2012, a federal judicial panel centralized federal Biomet M2a Magnum hip implant lawsuits.  In February 2014, Biomet agreed to settle all of the consolidated federal lawsuits for a combined $56 million.

Manufacturers are legally obligated to sufficiently design and test their products to ensure their safety.  Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many recipients of these MoM hip systems suffer from debilitating pain, soreness, discomfort, loss of mobility, and dysfunction.

If you or a loved one has been injured by Biomet’s M2a Magnum Hip System, you may be eligible to receive compensation.

A Biomet hip implant attorney at Graves McLain can help you determine whether you are eligible to file a claim for compensation and answer any questions you may have.

Designers, manufacturers, distributors, and resellers of products and goods must be held accountable for the damage a defective product can cause to you, a family member, or a loved one.

These are complicated cases and require the experienced representation of the attorneys at Graves McLain. There is No Attorneys Fee unless we Win Your Case.

There is no charge for Graves McLain to review your potential case. If we decide to represent you, we will handle your case on a contingent fee basis (calculated as a percentage of the recovery we obtain).

Choosing a lawyer is an important decision. You should seek a law firm with substantial experience in successfully handling similar cases such as Medical MalpracticeDefective Medical Device, and Product Liability cases.

The experienced, caring attorneys at Graves McLain, Tulsa injury law firm, have substantial experience in representing these often difficult, complicated cases. We have the financial resources to conduct a thorough investigation to prosecute the case through trial and appeal if necessary.

Call an experienced Hip Revision Surgery Attorney at Graves McLain at 1-800-390-6600 for help.

If a Metal on Metal Hip Implant Medical Device has injured you or a loved one, we may be able to help. An experienced Tulsa Oklahoma attorney will review the details of your case and determine the best course of action.

Contact us today toll-free at 918-359-6600email us directly, or request a free consultation online. An experienced attorney will review your situation at no cost to you. Trust our team. We’re here to help.

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