Personal injury attorneys throughout the U.S. are following a recent Biomet settlement that will compensate certain patients for injuries allegedly caused by the company’s M2a Magnum and M2a 38 all-metal hip replacement devices. While a Biomet settlement is in progress, patients who have allegedly experienced complications while fitted with these devices may still be entitled to seek compensation for their injuries.
According to the Biomet lawsuits, the all-metal components of the implants are prone to friction, which can subsequently cause metal shards to accumulate in the patient’s bloodstream. As a result, the patient may suffer from pain, local tissue damage, swelling, and metal toxicity that can eventually cause the need for a painful and costly revision procedure to fix the damage allegedly caused by the device.
A September 17, 2014 court update indicated that the Biomet cases that have been filed in a federal proceeding have recently been separated into two groups, one of which includes plaintiffs who completed discovery requirements prior to December 31, 2013, and the other includes plaintiffs who finished the required fact sheets between January 1, 2014 and June 13, 2014. While June 13, 2014 was the original deadline for fact sheet submissions, Biomet has indicated that it will continue to review information provided by patients after this date.
Court documents indicate that more than 750 Biomet lawsuits had been filed by December 2013 that were eligible for inclusion in the recent Biomet settlement. Currently, the manufacturer is facing more than 2,400 lawsuits involving its M2a Magnum and M2a 38 metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. The Biomet settlement was reached in February 2014, and according to the agreement, patients are eligible for a base award of $200,000 if they were fitted with one of the aforementioned devices and later required a revision procedure within 180 days of implantation.
Additionally, Biomet has stated that the settlement will include a provision for patients who had not yet undergone revision procedures but may need additional surgery in the future. In these instances, patients will be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation from the manufacturer when that time comes. While the Biomet settlement is in progress, potential plaintiffs are still urged to seek legal counsel, as they may still be entitled to recover damages in New York for their alleged injuries.
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If you believe that you have a Biomet lawsuit after you were fitted with the M2a Magnum and you suffered complications following implantation, please call Attorney Group for New York to learn more about your options. We can help you to determine if you are eligible to recover damages for your injuries. We can also connect you with one of our affiliated attorneys in New York who can be of further assistance. Contact us today to learn more in a free consultation.