Jury Declines to Award Punitive Damages at Conclusion of Biomet M2a Hip Trial

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ST. LOUIS — A Missouri federal jury has declined to impose punitive damages against Biomet Inc. at the conclusion of a trial involving its M2a Magnum hip implant, after awarding the plaintiffs $21 million in compensatory damages.

On Nov. 24, Judge Stephen R. Clark of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri entered a judgment of $20 million in favor of plaintiff Mary Bayes and $1 million in favor of her husband, plus post-judgment interest.

Mary Bayes had both her hips replaced with Biomet’s metal-on-metal M2a Magnum hip implant systems in 2008. Dr. Daniel Martin performed the …


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