Biomet Inc. lost at trial. The jury awarded Mary Bayes a $21 million verdict following a Missouri federal trial over whether her Biomet hip implants were defective and caused Mrs. Bayes serious injuries. U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Clark entered the jury’s $20,000,000 verdict for Mary Bayes, with an additional $1 million to her husband, Philip Bayes.
Mary Bayes had both hips replaced in early 2008 with Biomet’s metal hip M2a Magnum that Biomet should have known had defects. The Biomet M2a Magnum hip was based on an earlier defective design called the M2a Taper that had already caused problems.
Bayes began experiencing pain in 2010 and had her first revision surgery in March 2011 in her left hip. The judgment follows a failed attempt by Biomet to overturn the verdict and the case declared a mistrial because one juror tested positive for COVID-19.
If you have been implanted with a metal-on-metal hip, call The Ahearne Law Firm. We represent clients that have been injured by metal hip products nationwide.