New York, NY (PRWEB) June 09, 2013
Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the scheduling of an upcoming status conference in the federal litigation of Biomet hip replacement claims established in the Northern District of Indiana.
Court records indicate that the next Case Management Conference in the proceeding will be held on June 17th at 9:30 a.m.* Claims pending in this multidistrict litigation have been filed on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered injuries stemming from the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement System. According to Biomet hip lawsuits, the metal-on-metal design of the Biomet M2a Magnum implant can generate high metal ion levels, which may cause patients to suffer metallosis and other adverse tissue reactions indicating early failure of the device. (In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2391)
“Our Firm continues to hear from Biomet hip replacement recipients who have allegedly experienced horribly painful complications associated with the metal-on-metal implant. Our lawyers are already representing individuals in this federal litigation,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free and confidential case evaluations to individuals who may have been injured by the Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement.
Biomet Hip Lawsuits
As of May 2013, more than 140 Biomet hip lawsuits had been filed in the federal multidistrict litigation underway in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana. These lawsuits allege pain, swelling, loosening of the implant and other complications associated with early hip failure.
As the number of claims involving the Biomet M2a Magnum hip continues to grow in federal court, its manufacturer is in the midst of collecting data for two studies assessing the safety of the metal-on-metal implant. According to a notice posted November 6, 2012 on clinicaltrials.gov, Biomet is enrolling individuals who received the M2a Magnum hip in an observational study to examine adverse tissue reactions that may have been experienced after initial implantation.** The study, which was launched in cooperation with a 2011 surveillance order from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requiring all metal-on-metal hip manufacturers to conduct safety studies on their products, is expected to be completed in December 2014.
Additionally, clinicaltrials.gov published an update on March 6, 2013 regarding another metal hip safety study currently being conducted by Biomet. According to a notice, the company is no longer recruiting participants for a study that has been underway in Japan since 2009.***According to clinicaltrials.gov, final data for the study will be collected in December 2013, and the study is expected to reach completion by December 2021.
Individuals who received the Biomet M2a Magnum hip and allegedly suffered injuries as a result of the device may be entitled to compensation for additional medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Learn more about the complications associated with metal-on-metal hip implants by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website or by calling one our attorneys today at 800-511-5092.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
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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