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Woman’s Biomet Metal Hip Implant Failed, Causing Pain, Need for Revision Surgery, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
Date:7/19/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) July 19, 2013

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a North Carolina woman who alleges that her Biomet M2a Magnum hip implant is defective and caused her injuries, as well as the need for revision surgery. The suit was filed on May 30, 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division (Case No. 3:13-cv-510). It is one of many cases pending in the multidistrict litigation entitled In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implants Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 3:12-md-2391). Biomet, Inc., and Biomet Orthopedics, LLC have been named as Defendants.

According to the Complaint, the Plaintiff was implanted in her left hip with the M2a Magnum system on Sept. 27, 2006. The lawsuit alleges that by this time, the Defendants were already aware of over 100 adverse event reports linked to the device but that they had failed to disclose this information to the Plaintiff. Instead, the suit alleges, the Defendants misrepresented the implant as safe and effective. Allegedly, the Plaintiff’s surgeon would not have implanted the device if not for the misrepresentations made by the Defendants.

The lawsuit alleges that, as a result of the M2a Magnum’s defective design, the Plaintiff’s hip implant failed, causing severe pain. As a result of this, on Aug. 3, 2011, she underwent a complex, risky revision surgery to replace the hip device. The suit alleges that revision surgeries are generally more complex than initial implantation, typically because there is less bone to work with; revisions usually take longer than the original hip surgery and have a higher rate of complications. The Plaintiff is suing for economic damages (including lost wages, a
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