Category Archives: Biomet

Recall lawyer on MDLs and class actions: What’s the best fit?

A recalled metal hip implant is the subject of a mass tort, but a recalled can of peanut butter might lead to a class action lawsuit. Likewise, claims over a defective camera are treated as a class action, while injuries caused by dangerous hormone therapy medication are dealt with using a mass tort vehicle known…

Recall Lawyer: defective drug and device recall process explained

Defective products are recalled almost every day in the United States. They include medical devices such as metal hip implants, as well as tainted prescription drugs, children’s toys, and fruits and vegetables. These recalls span a wide variety of industries and products, but they usually share one thing in common: regulatory oversight by the federal…

Stryker hip implant lawyer: rumors about July deadline are false

Stryker hip implant lawyers at Jones Ward PLC have been receiving calls in recent weeks from concerned patients with the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II device implanted in their bodies. The source of their anxiety: a series of advertisements on television and the Internet that claim there is a deadline in July 2014 to file…

Biomet hip implant lawsuits to reach trial in 2015, judge says

Lawsuits over failed metal-on-metal hip implants made by Biomet Inc. will reach a jury trial in 2015 in front of U.S. District Judge Robert Miller. The number of Biomet lawsuits in front of Judge Miller now stands at approximately 800, a two-fold increase from earlier this year. Miller, who is based in South Bend, presides…

Hip implant article explains details of medical device litigation

The complex world of medical device litigation, including lawsuits over failed metal-on-metal hip implants, is described in an article published by Attorney Alex Davis of Jones Ward PLC. The widespread failure of metal-on-metal hip implants represents one of the worst product liability disasters in decades, the article says. Jones Ward PLC represents consumers injured by…

Hip implant lawyer answers questions on mass tort lawsuits

Filing a lawsuit against a giant corporation can seem like a daunting task. That’s why hundreds of people with claims related to defective metal-on-metal hip implants and other products trust the lawyers at Jones Ward PLC to handle the details of their cases. In addition to the complicating and often expensive details of a case…

Hip implants part of new tracking system for high-risk devices

Metal hip implants will be subject to a new tracking system under rules announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for certain “high-risk” medical devices. The rules come in the wake of widespread problems with metal-on-metal hip implants, which have injured tens of thousands of patients over the last decade. Some of the biggest…

The European Union is Tightening Its Approval Process for Medical Devices: What Does It Mean for the United States?

The European Union, prompted by high profile recalls of dangerous breast implants, is set to increase safety standards by strengthening its pre-market approval process for medical devices. This announcement came shortly after the FDA also announced stronger oversight due to a rash of widely publicized recalls, including metal-on-metal hip and knee implants. Meanwhile, the medical…

Metal-on-metal hip implant failure: should I call the company?

Surgeons implanted tens of thousands of U.S. patients with metal-on-metal hips over the last decade. Many of those devices are now failing inside patients’ bodies, forcing costly and painful revision surgeries to remove the hips due to signs of metallosis. But manufacturers were forced by the FDA to recall just a handful of those metal…