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Zimmer Biomet Ordered to Make Internal Documents Public

ZBH Internal Documents

A judge recently ruled in favor of a demand to make public dozens of Zimmer Biomet’s internal corporate documents; documents that were purposely kept hidden.

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Jury Awards $7.68M in Zimmer Damages-Only Trial

Zimmer Durom Cup Retrial

In 2015, Gary Kline took Zimmer to court over its Durom Cup metal-on-metal hip implant. The jury found Zimmer liable for his health issues; however, the damages awarded were overturned on appeal. The trial court, in a decision upheld on appeal in 2018, ordered a new trial leading to a damages-only retrial.

The jury, asked to rule strictly on damages, unanimously awarded $7.68 million to Kline: $80,460.19 in past economic losses; $3.6M in past non-economic losses; and $4M in future non-economic losses.

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No Sanctions for J&J with Pinnacle Hip Settlement

Pinnacle Hip No Sanctions for J&J

Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson for its failed Pinnacle hip device began in 2010. Since then, J&J has faced several federal jury trials over its Pinnacle hip device. While the company won the first trial in 2014; it lost three others afterward awarding plaintiffs more than $1.7 billion.

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Hip Replacement Basics

Hip Replacement basics

When you are suffering from chronic hip pain, one of the potential solutions you may consider is a hip replacement. As with any surgery, the best advice is to ask lots of questions so that you know as much as possible.

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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.

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Pinnacle Hip Implant Lawsuits Closing in on a Settlement

Pinnacle Settlement Pending

Johnson & Johnson and the maker of its Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants, DePuy Orthopaedics, have been in settlement talks to resolve thousands of individual lawsuits alleging the devices were defective.

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NBC News Investigation into Biomet Hip Implants

ball and socket

November 27, 2018. An NBC News investigation focused on medical device dangers, specifically the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implants, came out this week asking the question, “how can a medical device deemed unsafe in another country still be sold in the US?”

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Lawsuit Claims Biomet Misleading Patients/Surgeons with Inaccurate Information

Biomet Magnum Lawsuit

November 23, 2018. Recent news about Biomet’s Magnum hip replacement:  three California residents filed a lawsuit against Biomet Orthopaedics claiming:

  • Biomet sold defective Magnum metal-on-metal devices to these patients
  • Biomet has posted false and misleading data on its website as a way to reassure patients and surgeons that there is nothing wrong with the device

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Closing of Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip MDL Does Not Mean No More Litigation

Biomet Magnum Hip Implant MDL

The Multi-District Litigation (MDL 2391) for the Biomet metal-on-metal hip closed September 1, 2018 to any new cases. However, this does not mean that potential Biomet Magnum and M2a clients should be turned away.

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Zimmer Biomet Faces More Magnum Hip Replacement Lawsuits

Zimmer Biomet Magnum hip replacement

August 28, 2018. More lawsuits have been filed against Zimmer Biomet on behalf of patients who had to undergo a traumatic second revision surgery to remove the Biomet Magnum metal-on-metal hip implants.

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