Mo. Federal Jury Awards Biomet Magnum Hip Plaintiffs $21 Million

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ST. LOUIS — A Missouri federal jury has awarded the plaintiffs in a Biomet Inc. M2a Magnum hip implant case $21 million in compensatory damages, finding their alleged injuries were caused by a defect in the metal-on-metal device.

The verdict, issued on Oct. 22 by a jury sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, was handed down during the compensatory damages phase of the trial. The punitive damages phase is set to proceed with Judge Stephen R. Clark presiding.

Mary Bayes had both her hips replaced with Biomet’s metal-on-metal M2a Magnum hip implant systems in …


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