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21 Mar 2014

Biomet Hip Settlement Update

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Biomet Hip SettlementOn February 3, 2014, Biomet and attorneys representing the many plaintiffs in defective hip lawsuits agreed to a settlement, which federal Judge Robert Miller, Jr. of the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Indiana – assigned to oversee the coordinated multidistrict cases – subsequently approved.  Pursuant to the terms of the settlement, individuals who underwent revision surgeries after suffering metal-on-metal related failures of Biomet Magnum hip implant devices will receive a base award of $200,000, provided that the failure was not the result of infection, trauma, or other injury unrelated to the metal-on-metal design.  Award amounts will be discounted according the number of years between the implant and revision procedures, but no adjustments will be made relative to age, obesity, or smoking.  Cases in which plaintiffs underwent revision surgery for double hip implants are being addressed independently of the base award provision.

Cases in which plaintiffs did not undergo revision procedures are not part of the agreement and will now be litigated under a separate docket. has already been created for filed non-revision cases. Non-revision cases are also not part of the settlement.

The $200,000 settlement also includes:

  • Revisions of Biomet M2a devices other than the 38 and Magnum products
  • Biomet devices that failed within 6 months after implant
  • Devices that were revised more than 10 years after the date of implant
  • M2a devices including 38 and Magnum that were initially implanted during a revision surgery
  • Cases where the plaintiff died prior to the time of settlement from causes unrelated to revision complications.

Our Biomet hip recall lawsuit attorneys are still accepting new cases.  However, to be eligible for the settlement, the case must be filed on or before April 15, 2014.  If you or someone you know has suffered injuries believed to have been caused by a Biomet hip implant, contact us immediately to make sure that your claim is submitted immediately.  If you miss the filing deadline, your claim will be barred forever. Call our award winning law firm today at (800) 606-1717.

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