Judge Orders Biomet Internal Documents to go Public

Internal documents about metal on metal hips that Zimmer Biomet (ZBH) fought hard to keep secret are now public, and some of the contents are troubling. Recently, a judge ruled in favor of mctlaw demand to unseal dozens of Zimmer Biomet’s internal corporate documents that were kept hidden from the public. Among the unsealed documents is a […]

Biomet Reports Show Rising Litigation Liabilities for Metal Hips

JANUARY 17, 2020 (Sarasota, FL)  — Zimmer Biomet Holdings’ (ZBH) most recent quarterly financial report puts the litigation liability for the M2a-Magnum hip at $65.7-million. Since May 2018, the expected cost of litigation from the M2a-Magnum metal on metal hip keeps going up quarter after quarter, based on the company’s financial reports. Litigation liability is […]

What is the Status of the Biomet Hip Litigation?

mctlaw Attorney Michael Cowgill explains the status of the Zimmer Biomet Litigation. To date, Zimmer Biomet is the only metal-on-metal hip manufacturer that has yet to face a jury in trial. “We’re looking forward to finally having our day in court for our clients,” says attorney Michael Cowgill. In May, mctlaw and its’ co-counsel will face Biomet […]

Biomet (ZBH) Facing 19 Trials On Metal on Metal Hips

Sarasota, FL — (December 17, 2019) Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZBH)  (SWX:ZBH) is facing almost 20 jury trials across the country between 2020 through 2021. The barrage of trials begins May 2020 in Seattle, WA, and spans venues across the country. The trials involve patients suffering heavy metal poisoning from Biomet metal on metal hip replacements. The […]

NBC Biomet Report Features Patient Represented by mctlaw

NBC News investigative reporters sat down with Andrew Chappell to speak about his Biomet M2a hip replacement nightmare. Reporters wonder why seven nations, including Australia and Germany, knew about serious problems with the Biomet M2a hip implant and issued warnings, but neither Biomet nor the FDA warned American patients like Andrew. “Throughout the extensive litigation, […]

CA Lawsuit Claims Biomet Misleading with False Info

(Sacramento, CA – November 23, 2018)  Three California residents filed a lawsuit in Sacramento County Court against Biomet Orthopaedics.  The suit says that Biomet sold defective Magnum metal on metal hip replacements to these patients, who all experienced heavy metal poisoning which destroyed muscle, tissue, and bone in their bodies.  The lawsuit also details how Biomet […]

6/13/18 Punitive Damages Allowed-Biomet Knew of Metal Hip Flaws

A Florida judge allows the attorneys at mctlaw to go after punitive damages against Zimmer Biomet as part of three Florida residents’ lawsuits in Fort Lauderdale. Punitive damages are a type of financial punishment against a company for intentionally bad behavior or misconduct. The standard for punitive damages in civil court is similar to the […]

FL Biomet Hip Lawsuit: Metal Poisoning, Loopholes, etc.

(Ft. Lauderdale, FL – May 3, 2018)  Mctlaw files yet another lawsuit against Biomet Orthopedics on behalf of 3 Florida patients who all had to undergo traumatic hip revision surgery because of their defective Biomet Magnum hip implants. Patients Facing Medical Crises from their Biomet Magnum Hip Implants Robert Bloom’s Biomet Magnum hip revision surgery […]

2/21/18 Biomet Leaders Forced into Depositions with mctlaw Attorneys

Mctlaw is the only law firm in the country allowed to question Biomet representatives under oath about the connection between alleged unethical business practices and their M2a metal on metal hip implants. In a courtroom hearing, our legal team won the ability to force Biomet to sit for depositions.  During these interviews, top Biomet staff will […]

1/31/18 Documents Find Bad Quality Control at M2a Production Plant

Mctlaw and its partner Nash & Franciskato are the ONLY law firms in the country to demand and get access to internal Biomet documents showing dangerous quality control issues at the plant where Biomet made the M2a Hips. Uncovering the Full FDA Inspection Report of Biomet’s Warsaw Facility In the fall of 2016, the FDA released […]

1/11/18 – mctlaw Forces Biomet to Produce Internal Sales Training

Losing patience with Biomet, the Court forces Biomet to produce its internal communications with its sales representatives and to explain what efforts it actually took to find the requested communications. Read Order Forcing Biomet to Produce Internal Communications Defective Metal on Metal Hip Replacement? Contact MCT Law for a free case review by calling 888.952.5242 […]

06/17 Biomet Forced to Produce Documents with Electronic Search

In extensive arguments with Biomet, mctlaw convinced the court that Biomet’s search protocols for the MDL documents were so poor that they resulted in the production of a large number of useless and irrelevant documents. These only served to confuse the issues and make more difficult the job of proving Biomet’s bad conduct.  Scoring a […]

Attorneys Ready for First US Trial Against Biomet Over M2a Hips

(Sarasota, FL – March 20, 2018) The first Biomet M2a metal on metal hip replacement trial in the United States is set for September 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  It is a significant legal challenge to Biomet Orthopedics since the company has not yet faced a single trial over their M2a-38 and M2a-Magnum hips. The injured […]

4/18/13 Biomet Hip MDL Plaintiffs Face Limits in Electronic Discovery

During the “discovery” phase of a case, the patients suing Biomet are allowed to request documents and depositions (interviews) from Biomet in order to “discover” evidence for their eventual trial.  Unfortunately, the plaintiffs (patients suing Biomet) in the MDL faced a huge setback in this process early on in this litigation. The Problem with the Biomet MDL […]

10/12/12 – Biomet Hip MDL is Created

In October of 2012, a federal judicial panel consolidated lawsuits across the United States involving the Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacements into one federal court.  This move created Multi-District Litigation (MDL) No. 2391. What is an MDL? The point of multidistrict litigation (MDL) is to help a lot of similar cases efficiently handle pre-trial issues (such […]

Ticking Time-Bombs Implanted in the Hips of Thousands of WA Patients

(Seattle, WA – November 28, 2017) – Three patients suffering heavy metal poisoning from a metal-on-metal hip replacement filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Seattle against Biomet Orthopaedics. The three patients experienced heavy metal poisoning, tissue and muscle necrosis, pseudotumors, and unnecessary revision surgeries because of the defective Biomet Magnum hip replacement, as alleged in the […]

Radio Interview about Metal on Metal Hip Problems

Nationally recognized medical journalist, Heidi Godman, invited Attorney Ilyas Sayeg on her radio show to discuss problems with metal on metal hip implants.  Mr. Sayeg explains what’s going wrong with MoM hips and what patients can do to stay informed. The FDA in the United States has not recalled ALL brands of MoM hips, such […]

Boeing Sues Biomet Over Defective M2a Magnum Hip

(August 1, 2017) Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, and leading jetliner manufacturer sued Zimmer Biomet over the defective M2a Magnum hip implant. Boeing says one of its employees suffered an industrial injury that was directly caused by the failed Biomet M2a Magnum metal-on-metal hip system. After undergoing hip replacement surgery, the Boeing employee began […]

Biomet Pays $17.4 Million Criminal Penalty for Corruption

(January 12, 2017) Zimmer Biomet agreed to pay a $17.4 million criminal penalty in connection with a scheme to bribe South American, Mexican and Chinese doctors to use the company’s products. According to the Justice Department, “Phony invoices were used to justify the payments, and the bribes were falsely recorded as “consulting fees” or “commissions” in […]

Judge Says Sales Rep Can Be Held Liable in State Court

(August 3, 2017) A Federal Judge says a Missouri man injured by a defective M2a Magnum hip replacement can sue a sales representative who was present at his surgery.  The judge removed the case from an Indiana Multi-District Litigation (MDL) and sent it back to a Missouri state court for trial. Biomet claimed the sales representative, […]

MRI & MARS Imaging Likely Best to Find Pseudotumors-Biomet Metal Hips

High Incidence of Pseudotumors After Hip Resurfacing Even in Low-Risk Patients; Results From Intensified MRI Screening Protocol Abstract A Metal-on-Metal hip pseudotumor is a mass of tissue that can form and grow around a Metal-on-Metal (MoM) hip implant. Pseudotumors are an indicator of MoM disease, a type of implant failure. This study uses Metal-Artefact Reduction […]

Revision of Single Type of Large Metal Head in Metal Hip Replacements

Revision of a Single Type of Large Metal Head Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Abstract Large-head metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasties were introduced because of their purported advantages. Inflammatory pseudotumors occasionally occur after MoM hip arthroplasty and often lead to revision. The purpose of this study was to assess the outcome of revision of large-head MoM total hip […]