Over 1,000 lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured by the Biomet M2a-Magnum and M2a-38 hip implants. Members of the litigation allege that the metal-on-metal design can shed metal debris into a patient’s hip, causing severe pain, metal poisoning, and other complications.
Biomet Hip Implant Class Action Information
In February 2014, Biomet Inc. agreed to pay $56 million to settle hundreds of lawsuits involving the Biomet M2a Magnum and M2a-38 hip replacements. Each qualifying plaintiff will receive a base award of $200,000, but plaintiffs with severe injuries could receive substantially more.
Biomet is facing over 1,000 lawsuits in a federal litigation in Indiana. These lawsuits are not part of a class action — they are individual lawsuits that are centralized in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2391).