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Biomet M2A Magnum hip implant lawsuits consolidated in Indiana

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 11:38am
Mass Device

A spate of lawsuits filed over Biomet's M2A Magnum metal-on-metal hip implant are consolidated in the U.S. District Court for Northern Indiana.

Biomet

A raft of personal injury lawsuits filed over Biomet's M2A Magnum metal-on-metal hip implant have been consolidated in a federal court in Indiana.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation moved 65 pending cases from other jurisdictions to the U.S. District Court for Northern Indiana, over Biomet's objections.

The lawsuits allege that the medical device's metal-on-metal design is defective because it's prone to "generate high levels of metal ions, cause metallosis in the surrounding tissue and/or fail early," according to court documents.

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