A major settlement involving two metal hip implant devices made by Biomet Inc. has been announced costing the Manufacturers at least $56 million.
Patients who were implanted with a Biomet M2A-38 or M2A-Magnum hip implants and later needed to have the devices revised “i.e. replaced or repaire” are to receive compensation.
More than 1,200 people have claimed that they suffered injuries as a result of being implanted with Biomet manufactured metal on metal implants.
The Plaintiffs in the legal claims alleged that they suffered complications including metal poisoning, pain and swelling, difficulty walking, bone and tissue damage and premature hip failure. Because of bone and tissue damage revision surgery is often more painful that the original surgery and carries more risks.
In recent years De Puy Orthopaedics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson and Smith and Nephew and other device makers have recalled metal on metal hip devices. Johnson & Johnson agreed to a $2.5 billion settlement in approximately 8,000 law suits over its hip devices. The Stryker Corporation who have also manufactured hip devices that have been used by Irish patients have settled law suits involving allegations of injuries from defective hip implants.
If you have received a hip implant device over the past number of years and are suffering any complications connected with same you should immediately contact the offices of Moloney & Co Solicitors today at 045-898000 or email us at email@example.com to find out about your rights to claim compensation.