Missouri Woman Awarded $20 Million in Missouri Metal-on-Metal Hip Case
Mary Bayes and her husband Philip Bayes received their holiday presents early this year. A St. Louis federal jury awarded the couple $20 million and $1 million respectively for the injuries Mrs. Bayes suffered as a result of her defective Biomet M2a Magnum metal-on-metal hip replacement.
Although the second trial, which ended recently, resulted in no additional award for punitive damages, the initial $20-million award rendered in October is a promising sign for all individuals having defective metal-on-metal hip replacement cases.
In late November, we saw another jury from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa award a couple $1.05 million in compensatory damages and an additional $2.5 million in punitive damages for the harms Lori Nicholson suffered as a result of her Biomet M2a Magnum metal-on-metal hip replacement.
While The Yost Legal Group has been most prominent in pursuing cases against Smith & Nephew for damages resulting from their metal-on-metal hip replacements, our experienced hip implant attorneys like to stay informed about cases involving other hip replacement manufacturers. In doing so, we can help people who are injured by these defective products when we pass along the information in blogs and social media posts.
As you know from our last hip implant blog, The Yost Legal Group’s very own George Tankard, Esq., is representing a client in one of the six representative Smith & Nephew bellwether cases that will go to trial in 2021.
The jury verdicts against Biomet do not guarantee results in cases The Yost Legal Group is handling. However, they do show that effective hip implant attorneys—like George Tankard—can prove that defective metal-on-metal hip replacements result in significant damages for the injuries suffered by their clients.
If you or a loved one had a defective metal on metal Smith & Nephew BHR hip replacement implanted, call The Yost Legal Group for a free consultation about your potential right to compensation. We represent a significant number of the victims currently participating in the Smith & Nephew BHR lawsuit. Call us at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-967-8529). E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit our website at www.yostlaw.com for more information. There is no fee or expense unless you recover.