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Biomet Hip Lawsuits Move Forward, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Parties’ Submission of Bellwether Trial Proposals in Federal Biomet Hip Replacement Litigation
Date:11/18/2013

ions that result in failure of the device and need for revision surgery. Among other things, court filings indicate that Biomet hip replacement plaintiffs claim that the M2a Magnum had been associated with early failures shortly after being launched on the market, and should have been subject to a recall.

Metal-on-metal hip implants were the subject of a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warning earlier this year, when the agency cautioned that such devices appeared to be associated with higher rates of failure than hips made from other materials. According to the FDA, all-metal hip recipients should undergo testing for elevated levels of metal ions in their blood if they experience symptoms of a failing hip implant, including pain, swelling around the joint, difficulty walking, and popping, clicking, or squeaking sounds emanating from the hip. The agency has also proposed new regulations that would make metal-on-metal hips ineligible for the agency’s 510(k) clearance program, which allowed the devices to come to market without premarket clinical testing. The proposed regulations would also require the manufacturers of metal-on-metal hips already on the market to conduct safety studies of those products in order to keep selling them.

Individuals who allegedly suffered serious and debilitating complications associated with the
Biomet M2a Hip Replacement System may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. To learn more about the complications potentially associated with metal-on-metal hip implants, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To arrange for a free case review
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