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Boeing Sues Biomet, Says Defective M2a Magnum Hip Caused Employee’s Industrial Injury

SEATTLE — Boeing Inc. has sued Biomet Inc., alleging that a Boeing employee’s industrial injury was caused by a defective M2a Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip System, requiring him to undergo revision surgery.

According to the complaint, which was originally filed in the King County (Wash.) Superior Court, defects in the M2a system cause excessive amounts of cobalt and chromium corrode and wear from the surface of the device, which in turn causes the device to fail and the surrounding tissue and bone to die.

Boeing filed the lawsuit as statutory assignee of its employee, William Eklund, who is receiving benefits from ...

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