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Biomet agrees to settle US metal-on-metal hip claims for $56 million

Biomet will pay $56 million to US patients fitted with metal on metal hips

Metal on metal hips have left some people with serious health problems

6 February 2014

US medical device maker Biomet has agreed to pay at least $56 million to resolve a class action brought by patients in the US who alleged that their metal-on-metal hips manufactured by the company were defective.

Plaintiffs who have received a Biomet M2a-38 or M2a Magnum hip replacement system will receive a base award of $200,000 if certain criteria are met.

Biomet metal on metal hips

Leigh Day product liability lawyers currently represent a group of UK patients who were implanted with M2a-Magnum and M2a-38mm metal-on-metal hip components produced by Biomet, which are thought to have failed early due to adverse reactions to metal debris. 

Expert product liability lawyers at Leigh Day are highly experienced at successfully dealing with claims relating to medical devices.  The product liability team is consistently ranked as a UK leader in the field by Legal 500 and Chambers guide to the legal profession.

If you or a member of your family would like to speak to a member of the Biomet team at Leigh Day, please contact Jill Paterson or Thomas Jervis on 020 7650 1219 for a free initial consultation.


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