Biomet, Inc. has agreed to pay at least $56 million to settle claims involving their metal on metal hips known as the M2a Magnum. The lawsuits were consolidated in Indiana, home to Biomet's headquarters.
In order to qualify, you must file suit in Federal Court by April 15, 2014. The base award is $200,000 and applies to individuals who had the implant installed and removed more than 180 days after it was implanted.
Biomet has denied liability and never recalled the hip system; however, it is doubtful any surgeons are implanting metal on metal hip devices in light of the massive failure rates seen with this class of implants.
If you think you may have a Biomet metal on metal hip, please act immediately. If you have any questions or would like your claims evaluated, please feel free to contact me at 1.866.515.8880 or email me at ChrisH@PittmanDutton.com