(Bergen County, New Jersey – August 28, 2018) Attorneys file a string of lawsuits against Zimmer Biomet over a one-week period in New Jersey. Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. represents four patients who suffered traumatic injuries from defective Biomet Magnum metal on metal hip replacements.
All four patients experienced nearly identical reactions from their Biomet Magnum metal on metal hip implants. The hips released toxic heavy metals, poisoning each patient. The toxic heavy metals destroyed the tissue and muscles around each patient’s hip joints, then ate away at their bones. All 4 patients went through a traumatic second surgery to finally remove the Magnum hips and reclaim their health. Unfortunately, they’re not alone.
“Zimmer Biomet turned tens of thousands of Americans into medical guinea pigs. They convinced surgeons to use the Magnum implants, even though the devices were never tested for safety,” says lead attorney Altom Maglio. “To this day, Zimmer Biomet says there’s nothing wrong with these hip replacements even though the company pulled them off the market after a worldwide backlash.”
Magnum Hips NEVER Recalled in the United States Despite Mounting Worldwide Evidence
The four lawsuits allege that Zimmer Biomet NEVER recalled the Magnum hip in the United States despite knowing about serious problems in other countries. Also, Zimmer Biomet NEVER alerted U.S. patients or their orthopedic surgeons about the problems, hazard alerts, and recalls experienced overseas.
The lawsuits say that in 2010 a research hospital in the Netherlands warned Biomet that almost 1/3 of their patients had severe reactions to the Magnum hip, like pseudotumors. Zimmer Biomet did nothing with this information to warn U.S. patients.
The complaints also allege that in 2013 a University hospital in Finland warned Biomet that over 1/2 of their hip implant patients experienced adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD) from the hips. Soon after, the hospital published research discouraging the use of Biomet Magnum hips entirely. Again, Zimmer Biomet did nothing to warn U.S. patients.
In 2015 the Australian government recalled the Biomet Magnum hips and issued a national “Hazard Alert” because of excessively high revision rates. Shockingly, Biomet did nothing to warn U.S. patients.
Finally, in 2016 Biomet issued a “Field Safety Corrective Action” – this time throughout the United Kingdom and Europe — because of high revision rates with their metal on metal implants. Biomet once again did NOTHING to warn U.S. patients.
How Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. is Litigating Biomet M2a Hip Cases
Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. is leading the U.S. litigation against Zimmer Biomet in state courts with clients across the United States. The cases recently filed in New Jersey are Rodger vs. Biomet, Inc., case number BER-L-006132-18; Sudnik vs. Biomet, Inc., case number BER-L-006116-18; Morton vs. Biomet, Inc., case number BER-L-006167-18; and Guignard vs. Biomet. Inc., case number BER-L-006186-18.
About Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A.
Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. is a national medical product liability law firm with offices in Seattle, WA, Washington, DC, and Sarasota, FL. Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. filed the first metal on metal (MoM) hip replacement lawsuit in the United States in 2008 and has been continuously litigating metal on metal hip replacement cases ever since. The Firm is representing patients across the United States who have suffered the effects of heavy metal poisoning from Biomet M2a-38 and M2a-Magnum hip replacements.
Altom Maglio, Managing Partner, Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A.
The highly experienced team of attorneys at Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. have represented clients against multi-national corporations, against the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services, and in state and federal courts across the country during courtroom trials, hearings, depositions, mediations, and settlement negotiations. Contact us at 888.952.5242 or at www.mctlaw.com