Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Biomet Hip Lawsuits Move Forward, As Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports on Latest Case Management Conference in Federal Biomet Hip Replacement Litigation

York, New York (PRWEB) July 01, 2013
Hundreds of Biomet hip lawsuits involving the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement System continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana. According to a Memorandum issued by the Court on June 24th, the Biomet hip replacement litigation’s most recent case management conference was held on June 17, 2013, at which time a number of issues were addressed, including pending motions to strike affirmative defenses, jurisdictional issues related to the recent dismissal of improperly named defendants, and the use of a form complaint. At the conclusion of the conference, the parties presented a tutorial on the scientific and technical issues involved in the Biomet hip replacement lawsuits. (In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2391)

Biomet Hip Replacement Lawsuits
Court documents indicate that more than 300 Biomet hip lawsuits are now pending in the federal multidistrict litigation. All of the claims allege the Biomet M2a Magnum implant’s metal-on-metal design can shed dangerous amounts of toxic metal debris as a result of wear, leading to metallosis and other adverse tissue reactions, as well as premature device failure. According to the June 17th Memorandum, the Biomet hip replacement litigation’s next case management conference has been scheduled for September 23, 2013, while a telephonic status conference is set for July 29, 2013.

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