Monday, October 22, 2012

Biomet Hip Replacement Lawsuit Update: First Status Conference for Federal Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement Lawsuits Scheduled for November 16th

New York, New York (PRWEB) October 21, 2012
posted by Bernstein Liebhard

A federal judge has scheduled the first status conference for federally-filed Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement lawsuits for November 16, 2012, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Case Management order issued on October 12, 2012, Judge Robert L. Miller of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, will appoint the plaintiffs’ steering committee and liaison counsel at that time. (In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, No. 3:12-md-02391-RLM-CAN)*

All-federally filed Biomet hip replacement lawsuits involving the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement devices were consolidated for pre-trial proceedings and transferred to the Northern District of Indiana by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on October 2nd. According to the Transfer Order, eight Biomet hip replacement lawsuits are currently pending in six federal jurisdictions. The Panel also noted that it had been notified of 57 additional, potentially related actions. All of the complaints share similar allegations that the metal-on-metal design of the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement can shed dangerously high levels of metal ions into surrounding tissue and blood stream. According to the complaints, this phenomenon can cause metallosis in the surrounding tissue, as well as premature failure of the implant.**

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