Hip Replacement Lawsuit Settlements: Biomet Settlement
Hip Replacement Lawsuit Settlements in the News
A lot has been happening in the way of hip replacement lawsuit settlements recently, from Stryker to Depuy, and others. The American Injury Attorney Group (AIAG) announces a major milestone in the well-known Biomet hip replacement litigation: court approval for a settlement regarding the Biomet M2a hip replacement system. The settlement is a welcome development for the thousands of patients who reported problems with that medical device. Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana approved the settlement agreement in case no. 3:12-MD-2391, which was filed to compensate those who suffered medical problems due to the M2a Magnum or Biomet M2a 38 hip replacements and subsequent revision surgery.
The settlement agreement, which provides a base award of $200,000 for Biomet hip revision claimants, provides that any cases filed in either federal or state court before April 15, 2014 will qualify to participate in the settlement agreement, provided they meet specific notice requirements. In addition, the settlement agreement approved by Judge Miller provides that all pending Biomet claims in state court and all pending Biomet multi-district litigation (MDL) claims are eligible to participate in the settlement agreement and receive hip replacement lawsuit settlements.
As with other hip replacement lawsuit settlements, plaintiffs must meet several procedural deadlines to avoid losing their right to compensation, and they must also comply with several provisions that govern the manner of distribution of the agreed-upon settlement. Even if you have not met the publicized deadlines, you should still contact hip replacement attorneys with questions so you know what your legal rights are in your unique situation.
The approval of this settlement agreement indicates that despite the long legal road that many such claims involve, hip replacement lawsuit settlements are possible. However, as with any hip replacement lawsuit settlements and other types of legal claims, it is important to speak with a lawyer so you fully understand your legal rights and options. In the case of hip replacement lawsuit settlements where the settlement agreement is approved, it is particularly crucial to contact an attorney in a timely manner. Because of the procedural requirements and deadlines, it is possible to miss out on compensation even if you are entitled to payment.
Because of encouraging settlements like this one, speaking to the American Injury Attorney Group may be able to help you make the most of your situation. Problems with hip replacements can be scary and painful, but they don’t have to irreversibly alter your life financially. Contacting the American Injury Attorney Group can help you start the process of pursuing a claim against the manufacturer of a defective medical product. In the past, the American Injury Attorney Group has helped patients seek legal help they needed, and answered questions regarding hip replacement lawsuits. If you have questions on behalf of yourself or a loved one, do not hesitate to contact us today for your free consultation.