Patients in Florida and other states could benefit from a recent Biomet settlement that is progressing through the United States District Court of Indiana. A class action lawsuit filed by patients who were injured due to their M2A or M2a 38 Magnum hip implants may receive settlements starting at $200,000. This portion of the settlement will provide compensation to patients who were required to have revision surgery within 180 days of their first surgery.
Biomet Settlement Participants
A recent joint status report filed by Biomet identifies two groups who may take part in the negotiations, both of which include patients who had to undergo revision surgeries soon after their initial hip replacement. The exact amount awarded in the Biomet settlement will vary by plaintiff depending on the type of implant, the date it was implanted and the time between the original and the revision surgery. A qualified settlement fund and fund administrator will be established once the Biomet settlement is approved.
The Biomet M2a and M2a 38 Magnum are what are known as metal-on-metal devices because the modular head and cup in the device are both made of metal. In some patients, the metal components have caused bone and tissue damage in the area of the hip joint. In addition, the two components rub against each other during normal movement, causing the release of metal fragments into the joint. Some of the fragments, which can be between one and two centimeters, can enter the bloodstream and travel to other organs, causing significant damage. This has led many patients in Florida and other states to file personal injury lawsuits.
Patients in Florida and other states have joined the lawsuit, claiming that the Biomet device implanted failed soon after their initial surgery or that it caused them severe pain and discomfort. Patients who currently have the implants in Florida and other states who have not yet required revision surgery will not be barred from filing suits for a Biomet settlement should they require the implant to be replaced in the future.
Suffered Injury from a Biomet Hip? Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or have had to undergo revision surgery after the implanting of a Biomet hip device, or if a loved one has died of complications after receiving such an implant, contact Attorney Group for Florida today, either online or by phone, to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. You may be entitled to compensation under a personal injury or wrongful death claim under the Biomet settlement.