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Los Angeles Hip Replacement Metal Poisoning Lawsuit Filed Against Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (ZBH)

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:00 PM
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SARASOTA, FL / ACCESSWIRE / May 1, 2019 / Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH) has been named in another lawsuit over heavy metal poisoning from its metal on metal (MoM) hip replacements (Langford v. Biomet Inc., Case No. 19STCV13207). The lawsuit was filed on April 17, 2019 in the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles. ZBH is currently facing growing numbers of similar lawsuits in state and federal courts around the country.

The hip replacement at the center of this litigation was manufactured and sold by Biomet Orthopedics, Inc. The brand name is the Biomet M2a Magnum. It utilized a metal head rubbing against a metal ball to replace a patient's natural hip joint. Unfortunately, the metal rubbing against metal released toxic levels of cobalt and chromium into the body. Patients across the United States have filed suit alleging that they were poisoned as a result. These cases document similar diagnoses of tissue death and bone loss as a result of the metal poisoning. In 2015, Zimmer bought Biomet and the companies became Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.

The California lawsuit alleges that ZBH and the other 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.

"Our job is to help people hold Biomet Inc. accountable for making and selling a defective hip replacement that causes horrific complications," says Michele Stephan, one of the team of trial attorneys litigating Biomet hip replacements at Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A.

Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. is leading the litigation against Zimmer Biomet Holdings (ZBH) representing people across the United States who have suffered the effects of Biomet's M2a and Magnum hip replacements.

LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST BIOMET INC. BY MAGLIO CHRISTOPHER & TOALE, P.A.

Below is a sampling of 100 lawsuits currently filed by Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. against Biomet, Inc. and other defendants in state and federal courts across the country, with more lawsuits yet to be filed.

  1. Aldridge v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1712-CT-000570, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  2. Alves v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 19SL-CC00477, Circuit Court of St. Louis County, MO
  3. Arndt v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 5:18-cv-00595-D, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  4. Aronson v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 8:18-cv-02233-EAK-CPT, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  5. Babb v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1812-CT-000573, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  6. Bandinelli v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1809-CT-000426, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  7. Baye v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 3:18-cv-00696-RLM-MGG, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  8. Belka v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 18-2-22160-9 SEA-2, King County Superior Court, WA
  9. Bellerose v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1802-CT-000058, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  10. Blizzard v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1809-CT-000427, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  11. Bloom v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. CACE-18-009380-1, 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County, FL
  12. Brandel v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 800578/2019, 8th Judicial District, Erie County, NY
  13. Brewer v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 2:19-cv-01348-CFK, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  14. Burnett v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 1:19-cv-00094-SPB, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  15. Cannafax v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 71C01-1803-CT-000145, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  16. Compton v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 17-2-31568-1 SEA, King County Superior Court, WA
  17. Cottrell v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 2:19-cv-00347-MRH, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  18. Crampton-Humphreys v. Biomet Orthopedics, LLC, Case No. 3:18-cv-00865-HEH, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  19. Crosby v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1901-CT-000041, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  20. Daly v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1712-CT-000577, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  21. DeRosa v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 34-2018-00244214, Superior Court of CA, Sacramento
  22. Draude v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 3:19-cv-00946-M, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  23. Eanes v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 3:19-cv-00945-K, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  24. Emert v. Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Case No. 16SL-CC02602, Circuit Court of St. Louis County, MO
  25. Forman v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 604304/2019, 8th Judicial Circuit, Nassau County, NY
  26. Fowler v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1712-CT-000579, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  27. Francis v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 1:19-cv-00251-PLM-RSK, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  28. Gannon v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 17-2-13433-9, Pierce County Superior Court, WA
  29. Gift v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 2018L000068, 17th Judicial Circuit, Winnebago County, IL
  30. Green v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1810-CT-000496, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  31. Greenlee v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 34-2018-00244214, -1 Superior Court of CA, Sacramento
  32. Guignard v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 2:18-cv-14521-KCH-CLW, USDC District of NJ, Newark Division
  33. Hagen v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 0:14-cv-61132-MGC, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  34. Heaton v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1812-CT-000574, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  35. Hemphill v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 11-2016-CA-000622-0001-XX, 4th Judicial Circuit, Duval County, FL
  36. High v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 71C01-1805-CT-000193, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  37. Highsmith v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 71C01-1708-CT-000394, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  38. Honeycutt v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 4:19-cv-00216-JM, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  39. Johnson v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1708-CT-000342, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  40. Johnson v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 2:19-cv-00534-GMN-GWF, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  41. Kirbabas v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1802-CT-000092, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  42. Lange v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 18-2-22160-9 SEA-1, King County Superior Court, WA
  43. Langford v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 19STCV13207, Superior Court of CA, Los Angeles
  44. Lee v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1809-CT-000431, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  45. Lozada v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 153384/2019, 1st Judicial District, New York County, NY
  46. Lyon v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 4:19-cv-00260-O-BJ, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  47. Lytton v. Orthopedics, Inc., Case No. 2016-CA-000419 NC, 12th Judicial Circuit, Sarasota County, FL
  48. Marie v. Boneafied Orthopaedics, Inc., Case No. LA: 761-458, 24th Judicial District, Parish of Jefferson, LA
  49. Martindale v. Orthopedics, Inc., Case No. 2018-CA-001938 NC, 12th Judicial Circuit, Sarasota County, FL
  50. Massie v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1803-CT-000141, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  51. McLevis v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 0:19-cv-00891-PAM-SER, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  52. Meders v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 18-2-57874-4 SEA-1, King County Superior Court, WA
  53. Millard v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 17-2-30517-1 SEA-1, King County Superior Court, WA
  54. Molinaro v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1902-CT-000077, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  55. Monette v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1709-CT-000401, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  56. Moore v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. CACE-18-009380, 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County, FL
  57. Morton v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 2:18-cv-WJM-MF, USDC District of NJ, Newark Division
  58. Nelson v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. BER-L-006167-18, Superior Court of NJ, Bergen County
  59. Nemecek v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1707-CT-000314, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  60. Ozery v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1708-CT-000383, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  61. Palmer v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1809-CT-000434, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  62. Palmer v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 71C01-1707-CT-000315, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  63. Pardee v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 17-2-30517-1 SEA-2, King County Superior Court, WA
  64. Passmore v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 71C01-1708-CT-000398, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  65. Pelaprat v. Orthopedics, Inc., Case No. 2017-CA-002839, NC 12th Judicial Circuit, Sarasota County, FL
  66. Perez v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 11-2015-CA-001925-0001-XX, 1st Judicial Circuit, Escambia County, FL
  67. Pitts v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 71C01-1802-CT-000099, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  68. Puffenburger v. Orthopedics, Inc., Case No. 2017-CA-001797 NC, 12th Judicial Circuit, Sarasota County, FL
  69. Quinn v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. CACE-18-009380-2, 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County, FL
  70. Ransom v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. FCS052142, Superior Court of CA, Solano
  71. Reals v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1712-CT-000576, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  72. Redmon v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 71C01-1708-CT-000337, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  73. Reed v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. CGC-18-565909, Superior Court of CA, San Francisco
  74. Rentmeister v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1809-CT-000433, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  75. Roberts v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 71C01-1708-CT-000343, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  76. Rodger v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 2:18-cv-14526-ES-SCM, USDC District of NJ, Newark Division
  77. Rodgers v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 71C01-1802-CT-000097, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  78. Rolfs v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 71C01-1802-CT-000059, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  79. Rossi v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 17-2-30517-1 SEA, King County Superior Court, WA
  80. Sandeno v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 18-2-22160-9 SEA, King County Superior Court, WA
  81. Savidge v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 71C01-1712-CT-000572, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  82. Schaub v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 17SL-CC03201, Circuit Court of St. Louis County, MO
  83. Scheiber v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1812-CT-000575, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  84. Schuberg v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 3:14-cv-61129-UU, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  85. Scott v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 71C01-1802-CT-000057, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  86. Silas v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 71C01-1712-CT-000569, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  87. Sones v. Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Case No. 1722-CC11153, Circuit Court of St. Louis County, MO
  88. Sudnik v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 2:18-cv-14514-JMV-SCM, USDC District of NJ, Newark Division
  89. Summers v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 4:19-cv-00802-NCC, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  90. Swan v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 71C01-1708-CT-000341, St. Joseph Circuit Court, IN
  91. Thoma v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 18-2-57874-4 SEA-2, King County Superior Court, WA
  92. Traffas v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 2:19-cv-2115, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  93. Vagi v. Orthopedics, Inc., Case No. CACE-17-010586, 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County, FL
  94. Vittone v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 18-2-57874-4 SEA, King County Superior Court, WA
  95. Whitten v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 3:19-cv-00944-N, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  96. Williams v. Cuckler, et al., Case No. 11-2016-CA-000629-0001-XX, 4th Judicial Circuit, Duval County, FL
  97. Williams v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 14SL-CC01211, Circuit Court of St. Louis County, MO
  98. Winkler v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 49D02-1901-CT-004110, Marion County Superior Court, IN (Civ Div 2)
  99. Woods v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 34-2018-00244214 -2, Superior Court of CA, Sacramento
  100. Yelvington v. Biomet, Inc., Case No. 2018-CA-002056, 2nd Judicial Circuit, Leon County, FL
SOURCE: Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A.
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