Biomet Magnum M2a Hip Replacement Settlement
In 2014 Biomet agreed to a $56 million settlement over its metal-on-metal M2a Magnum hip implants. However, this settlement only applied to a small number of people within a short time frame and offered no hope to thousands of others with a defective Biomet Magnum M2a hip replacement.
To qualify for Biomet’s deal, patients must have had revision surgery and filed a lawsuit on or BEFORE April 15, 2014. If you had surgery to remove the Biomet hip AFTER June 13, 2014, you may not eligible for the same compensation either. Qualified patients received a minimum base compensation of $200,000.
This settlement excludes thousands of people who are currently dealing with the medical problems associated with Biomet’s defective MoM hips.
Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. is one of the few law firms in the country taking these past settlement deadline cases and actively litigating them in state courts around the United States.
Biomet has NEVER issued a recall and has NEVER admitted to any problems with the Magnum and M2a hip systems in the United States.
What You Should Do Now
Surgeons may not look for evidence of adverse reaction to metal debris (ARMD) if you don’t have any symptoms. The most commonly used screening tests don’t always uncover pseudotumors. Some surgeons may not even be aware of these research findings yet.
See Your Doctor for a Follow-Up Exam – Even if You Don’t Have Symptoms.
Ask your orthopedic surgeon if he or she is aware of the research on adverse reaction to metal debris (ARMD), pseudotumors, and tissue death.
You may want to request a MARS MRI, or CAT scan of your hip to look for “silent pseudotumors” or adverse reaction to metal debris that may not have any symptoms.
Ask your doctor to test your blood for high levels of cobalt or chromium. The friction from the metal cup and ball rubbing together can cause microscopic metal particles to rub off and enter your bloodstream. This can be a sign of metallosis, which can cause devastating medical conditions.
Hire an Attorney BEFORE Your Biomet Magnum M2A Revision, If Possible
It is extremely important to preserve removed Biomet M2A Magnum metal-on-metal hip replacements for evidence. This can be crucial for multiple reasons, including showing the amount of bony ingrowth into the hip cup. In addition, it is important to preserve pathology specimens which document the amount and effect of the metal debris generated by the metal on metal hip replacement. Our Firm is the leader in obtaining and preserving such evidence. We can help you preserve this important evidence.
Get a Copy of Your Implant Records
Your hip implant record is a key piece of evidence in your case. Ask your surgeon to give you a copy of the implant record and the operative notes. Click here to see a replica of an implant record.
The implant record is a piece of paper with stickers on it (see Figure 1). These labeled stickers are removed from the hip implant packaging before surgery. The stickers will show what brand of hip device you have and may include a barcode or serial numbers. The implant record also typically includes the patient’s name, date of surgery, and the hospital where the hip replacement surgery was performed.
These are your personal medical records and you have a right to a copy of them. The Biomet hip replacement attorneys at Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. can help you collect and review these medical records in order to preserve evidence for a claim. Please contact us immediately to begin a case evaluation. You can call us at (888) 952-5242 or fill out our case form below.
Our Extensive Legal Experience in MoM Hip Litigation
➨ Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. is one of only a handful of law firms in the nation that has reviewed the millions of discovery documents involved in this litigation.
➨ Our attorneys have personally questioned under oath dozens of orthopedic hip manufacturer’s employees from all over the world, including surgeons, designers, marketing executives, and corporate CEOs.
➨ In 2008 the Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. Law Firm filed the first lawsuit in the United States against a manufacturer of the current generation of defective metal-on-metal hip replacements. Ever since we have been at the forefront of litigation against the makers of these defective medical devices across the United States.
➨ We have developed contacts within the orthopedic community, an understanding of how that community works, and we have extensive medical and technical knowledge about defective orthopedic hip replacements.
➨ We are aggressively and actively litigating Biomet cases through the U.S. state and federal court systems. We are not waiting for a settlement that may never come because our clients need justice now.