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Biomet Hip Lawsuit News: Settlement Reached in Federal Biomet Hip Replacement Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

New York, New York (PRWEB) February 04, 2014

Biomet Inc. has agreed to settle hundreds of Biomet hip lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/biomet-magnum-hip-replacement) currently pending in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District, Northern District of Indiana, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, the settlement would resolve claims alleging injury due to Biomets M2a Magnum Hip Replacement System. The agreement was approved on Monday by U.S. District Judge Robert R. Miller, who is presiding over the federal Biomet hip replacement litigation.( In re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2391)

Our Firm is representing numerous Biomet hip lawsuit clients in this litigation who will be eligible to participate in this settlement. After fully evaluating its terms, we will determine how best to advise each of our clients, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free and confidential legal consultations to individuals who may have allegedly been injured by Biomet hip replacements.

Biomet Hip Lawsuits

According to court documents, more than 950 Biomet hip lawsuits have been filed in the Northern District of Indiana since the multidistrict litigation was established in October 2012. All of the lawsuits claim that the metal-on-metal design of the M2a Magnum hip system caused plaintiffs to suffer serious complications, including metallosis, pseudotumor formation, and premature device failure, due to their propensity to shed toxic metal debris into recipients tissue and blood stream.

According to a report from Reuters, cases now filed in the litigation may be eligible for the settlement, as may be future lawsuits filed on or before April 15, 2014. Under the terms of the accord, plaintiffs who received one of the affected Biomet hip replacements as part of an initial surgery that was rectified more than 180 days after it was implanted will be eligible for a base award of $ 200,000, Reuters said.*

Biomet hip replacement patients who allegedly suffered serious complications due to the metal-on-metal design of the M2a Magnum hip system may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. To learn more about filing a Biomet hip lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLPs website. To arrange for a free case review, please call 800-511-5092.

*reuters.com/article/2014/02/04/us-biomet-settlement-idUSBREA1305Y20140204, Reuters, February 4, 2014

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 11 consecutive years.

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New York, New York 10016



David Price Brings Top-notch Business Litigation and Counseling Experience to Mediation.com

Roseville, California (PRWEB) January 03, 2014

David Price is well known as a highly successful attorney who lets nothing interfere with his dedication both to his clients and to the legal and civic community in which he works. In a move designed to make him more accessible to potential disputants, Mr. Price recently announced his membership in the fast-growing online mediation network, Mediation.com.

I pride myself on my accessibility to clients, said Mr. Price. Ours is very much a customer service business environment and lawyers, like all professionals, must be responsive to the needs and interests of those around us. Whether I am working for large multi-state business clients or local individuals with highly private and confidential needs, it is the personalized attention to detail which clients both demand and deserve. I also keep in mind that not every case is going to lead to highly adversarial litigation and nor should it. Sometimes mediation is the best answer, and I am always prepared to expedite mediation on behalf of my clients if I believe it is the best strategy for the resolution of their cases.

As a business attorney, Mr. Price maintains a practice almost equally divided between litigation and transactional matters. His practice deals with a wide spectrum of legal fields including real estate, personal injury, contract, construction and estate administration as well as the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. Mr. Price handles trial as well as appellate proceedings. Additionally, he serves as an arbitrator and a mediator for the Sacramento and Placer County Superior Courts and is outside general counsel for the NBAs Sacramento Kings.

A 1979 Graduate of King Hall School of Law at the University of California, Davis, Mr. Price worked first as an associate and then a partner in local law firms before establishing his own firm in 1993. He is admitted to practice in California and is a member of the business and litigation sections of the State Bar of California.

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Stryker Hip Lawsuit News: The Simon Law Firm, P.C., notes recent $4 billon settlement of Depuy hip implants & how that could impact Stryker Litigation

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) November 15, 2013

Stryker Hip Lawsuit News: The Simon Law Firm, P.C., notes recent $ 4 billion settlement of DePuy hip implant cases and how that could impact Stryker hip implant litigation.

The Simon Law Firm represents patients who have been injured by metal-on-metal hip implants manufactured by Stryker Corporation. These cases are currently pending in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota, MDL No. 13-2441, wherein the Court issued its fifth pre-trial order on November 5, 2013 regarding the organizational structure for plaintiffs and defendants (http://www.mnd.uscourts.gov/MDL-Stryker/orders-minutes.shtml).

Significantly, in a related action, Johnson & Johnson will pay more than $ 4 billion to settle thousands of defective hip implant lawsuits, according to an article published in the Chicago Tribune on November 13, 2013 (http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-johnson-johnson-hip-implant-lawsuit-20131113,0,4176921.story). This settlement will resolve more than 7,500 lawsuits against J&J’s hip manufacturing entity DePuy Orthopedics brought by patients who had the defective hip implant. DePuy recalled thousands of its metal ASR hip implants due to significant failure rates. Metal-on-metal hip implants can shed metallic debris, potentially damaging bone and soft tissue, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Because the design defect of Strykers Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants is similar to the defective design of DePuys ASR hip implant and because both were recalled, we believe the settlement result obtained in the DePuy hip litigation is a good indicator for how the Stryker hip cases could be resolved in favor of our injured clients, according to attorney Ryan Keane of The Simon Law Firm.

The Simon Law Firm, P.C., is a St. Louis based firm that represents injured individuals nationwide in product liability cases, complex litigation, and other personal injury cases. Since the firm’s founding in 2000, The Simon Law Firm has earned more than $ 300 million in verdicts and settlements and has been named one of the “winningest firms” in the United States by the National Law Journal. The Simon Law Firm has been included in US News – Best Lawyers