Another Metal Poisoning Lawsuit Filed Against Zimmer Biomet

Biomet Zimmer lawsuit

On April 17, 2019, another lawsuit against Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. was filed in the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles. The lawsuit, Langford v. Biomet Inc., is one of many lawsuits in both state and federal courts the company is facing regarding heavy metal poisoning from its metal-on-metal hip replacements.

Langford v. Biomet Inc., Case No. 19STCV13207

Biomet M2a Magnum

The brand name of the hip replacement is Biomet M2a Magnum, which was manufactured and sold by Biomet Orthopedics, Inc.

Patients with this hip replacement device have reported problems with metal debris where the cup and the head rub together. The metal components rubbing against each other release toxic levels of cobalt and chromium into the body (chromium poisoning) and has been linked to health problems such as:

A growing number of lawsuits have been filed alleging the patient was poisoned as a result of this metal-on-metal hip implant.

California Lawsuit Against Zimmer Biomet

This lawsuit, Langdon v. Biomet, alleges that the defendants:

  • Knew that metal-on-metal hips had been tried previously and failed
  • Used a loophole in the FDA approval process to avoid testing the Magnum for safety
  • Sold it as a hip replacement that would last a patient’s lifetime
  • Suppressed research showing metal poisoning caused pseudotumors in Magnum patients
  • Deceived surgeons into believing concerns about heavy metal poisoning were false

Zimmer Biomet

Zimmer announced it was buying Biomet for $13.4 billion in April 2014, and the company is now called Zimmer Biomet.

According to its annual report, Zimmer Biomet had net sales of $7.93 billion in 2018, with knee and hip systems leading their sales growth.

Experienced Attorneys Handle Metal-on-Metal Hip Litigation

Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A., in partnership with Nash & Franciskato, is leading the litigation against companies like Zimmer Biomet, representing patients who have suffered the effects of metal-on-metal hip replacements.

List of lawsuits filed against Biomet Inc. by Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A.

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