Parties are finalizing a Biomet settlement that will offer financial relief to patients who required revision procedures as a result of the manufacturer’s allegedly faulty metal-on-metal hip replacement device. According to patients, the device caused several serious and life-threatening complications such as metal toxicity, which caused them to incur significant medical bills, pain and suffering, and a loss in income.
According to a September 17 court update, the pending Biomet lawsuits in the federal litigation have recently been divided into two groups:
- Group 1 includes patients who were able to complete discovery requirements by December 31, 2013
- Group 2 includes patients who were able to complete fact sheets between January 1, 2014 and June 13, 2014, but Biomet is also reviewing documents submitted after June 13
Attorney Group for Oklahoma is offering free case evaluations to patients who wish to join the growing Biomet litigation and attempt to seek compensation for their injuries. To learn more about your options and to determine whether you have a case in Oklahoma, please call us today.
As of December 2013, an estimated 750 Biomet lawsuits that are eligible for the Biomet settlement had been filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana. The federal litigation currently involves more than 2,400 cases pertaining to the manufacturer’s M2a 38 and M2a Magnum hip replacement devices. According to plaintiffs, the all-metal components of the hip implants may rub together, and this friction can release metal debris into the bloodstream and cause early failure of the device.
The most recent Biomet settlement was first reached in February 2014. According to court documents, Biomet has put $50 million in escrow, but the settlement could cost at least $100 million. Each plaintiff that is eligible for an award under the Biomet settlement must have been fitted with one of the two all-metal implants and underwent a revision procedure within 180 days. Those who have received the devices and not yet required a removal surgery may still be entitled to recover damages for any complications they may experience in the future, according to Biomet.
Want to File a Biomet Hip Lawsuit? We Can Help
Attorney Group for Oklahoma can discuss potential Biomet hip lawsuits, free of charge, to patients who were fitted with the Biomet M2a Magnum all-metal hip implant and suffered from complications that they feel were caused by the device. To learn more about your options and to schedule a case evaluation, please call us today. If we find that you have a case, we can connect you with a local attorney affiliated with Attorney Group for Oklahoma who can assist you in seeking damages to which you may be entitled. Call today for more information.