STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

Plaintiff Says Biomet Breached M2a Master Settlement Agreement by Paying Him Only $25,000

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A plaintiff says Biomet Inc. cannot escape its obligations under the M2a Magnum hip master settlement agreement by paying him only $25,000 to settle his claims, rather than $200,000 because his metal-on-metal-related injuries entitles him to the full amount.

In an Oct. 4 reply filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Donald Eastman argues that he is not bound by a release in which he relinquished all claims against Biomet because Biomet breached the terms of the MSA.

Eastman directly filed suit in the Biomet M2a Magnum multidistrict litigation on April ...

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