Millions Awarded in Damages for Faulty Hip Replacement
One of the largest personal injury verdicts awarded in 2020 was to a victim of a faulty medical device. Mary Bayes successfully sued Zimmer Biomet, alleging their metal-on-metal M2a Magnum hip implant caused multiple dislocations, numerous surgeries, and difficulty walking. A jury in Missouri awarded her and her husband $21 million following the trial. Mary’s legal team argued that Biomet should have known their M2a Magnum had defects because an earlier design implant, the M2a Taper, was already known to cause patient problems.