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Biomet Hip Replacement Claims: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Latest Status Conference in Federal Biomet Hip Litigation

March 23, 2013

The Firm is actively filing Biomet hip lawsuits in the federal litigation on behalf of individuals who suffered hip implant failure, metallosis and other complications allegedly due to the metal-on-metal Biomet M2a Magnum hip implant.

New York, New York (PRWEB) March 23, 2013

Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a status conference was held on March 18th in the federal litigation established in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, for Biomet hip replacement claims involving the Biomet M2a Magnum hip implant. (In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation — MDL No. 2391) According to a Memorandum issued by the Court on March 20th, the conference addressed a number of issues, including production of electronically stored information and modifications to the Plaintiffs´ Fact Sheet. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is actively filing claims in the federal Biomet hip litigation.

“We continue to hear from Biomet hip replacement patients who´ve allegedly suffered hip implant failure relating to metallosis and other complications. We look forward to additional progress in this proceeding in the coming months,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free and confidential Biomet hip lawsuit reviews to individuals allegedly injured by the metal-on-metal Biomet M2a Magnum hip.

Biomet Hip Replacements

The Biomet M2a Magnum hip is a metal-on-metal hip implant in which the ball and cup are made from a cobalt/chromium alloy. In January, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued new guidance for patients with metal-on-metal hip implants like the Biomet M2a Magnum, advising doctors to consider metal ion testing if patients are experiencing symptoms of hip implant failure. The FDA also said it had proposed a new rule that would make metal-on-metal hip implants ineligible for the agency´s 510(k) clearance process, which allowed such devices to come to market without human testing.*

According to court documents, at least 141 Biomet hip lawsuits have been filed in the litigation underway in the Northern District of Indiana. All of the claims allege the Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacements can generate high levels of metal ions, leading to metallosis in the surrounding tissue and early failure of the device. Biomet is just one of several manufacturers facing lawsuits over metal-on-metal hip implants. The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are also actively filing lawsuits in the multidistrict litigation established in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, for actions involving the DePuy ASR hip implant (MDL No. 2197). The Firm is also involved in the federal litigation underway in the Northern District of Texas concerning the metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip device (MDL No. 2244), where partner Jeffrey S. Grand is serving on the Plaintiffs´ Steering Committee.

Free case evaluations are also being offered to patients impacted by the July 2012 Stryker Rejuvenate recall, and the June 2012 Smith & Nephew metal liner recall. In addition, Bernstein Liebhard LLP continues to investigate cases concerning the Wright Profemur and Conserve metal hip implants.

Victims of metallosis, hip implant failure, and other serious complications allegedly caused by Biomet hip replacements may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. For more information on filing a Biomet hip lawsuit, as well as additional information regarding complications associated with metal-on-metal hip implants, please visit Bernstein Liebhard´s website. For additional information, please contact one of our attorneys today by calling 1-877-779-1414.

*fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/MetalonMetalHipImplants/default.htm

About Bernstein Liebhard

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs´ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs´ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.

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