In early October 2018, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation formally decided to consolidate the over two dozen cases pending against Zimmer-Biomet, Inc. over its M/L Taper and VerSys femoral head—parts of a metal-on-metal hip replacement system. Complaints over the hip implant components similarly allege that the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis and Zimmer VerSys Hip femoral head are faulty and dangerous when implanted together due to corrosion and fretting of the metal. Metallic debris reportedly chipped away from the device during everyday movements and contaminated patients’ blood and damaged surrounding tissue, resulting in the need for device removal. These cases, filed in 10 different U.S. District courts across the country, have been consolidated and centralized before U.S. District Judge Paul A. Crotty in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for pretrial proceedings.
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