MoM Hip Implants

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Biomet Lawsuit

There are almost 600 lawsuits pending in multidistrict litigation in Indiana against device manufacturer Biomet.  Earlier this month, Biomet filed a motion to dismiss, alleging that because a component of its implant was involved in a clinical trial, plaintiff Leslie Caccia was preempted from bringing suit.

The judge in the case denied the motion, stating that because this particular plaintiff was not involved in the clinical trial, preemption does not apply.

This MDL is entitled In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, MDL 2391.  It is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

The litigation against Biomet alleges the following:

  • Failure to exercise reasonable care in the manufacture and design of its products
  • Failure to adequately warn patients and prospective patients of the risks of its products
  • Failure to adequately inform surgeons of the risks, and ways to mitigate them
  • Misrepresentation, alleging that the implant was safe and effective

Patients who received the Biomet metal-on-metal hip implant have suffered metallosis, premature device failure, inflammation, pain, and loosening of the implant.  Many patients have had to undergo painful revision surgeries to attempt to remedy their complications.

If you or a loved one have suffered any of these side effects due to your Biomet hip implant, we encourage you to contact our attorneys today.  Our attorneys can provide you immediate answers and guide you through this difficult time.  There are many decisions for you to make, and they can all affect your recovery and the compensation you receive.  Contact us today to discuss your case.