The Biomet M2a-Magnum is a metal-on-metal hip replacement device that has caused many patients to suffer serious injuries because of a design defect.
If you or someone you love has suffered adverse complications after being implanted with this device, contact O’Connor, Acciani & Levy’s class action attorneys to find out if you may be entitled to file a Biomet hip replacement lawsuit.
During a free, no obligation consultation, we will review the circumstances behind your defective medical device claim and the pain and suffering you have endured since receiving a Biomet hip replacement device. If we find that you have a case against the manufacturer of the Biomet M2a-Magnum, we will not hesitate to pursue your case to recover the full compensation you deserve.
All of our defective medical device attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not be charged upfront legal fees for our services. We only require payment if we obtain compensation for your case. There is no risk in contact us to find out if you have a Biomet hip implant lawsuit.
SIDE EFFECTS LINKED TO BIOMET HIP REPLACEMENT
The Biomet M2a-Magnum is a metal-on-metal hip implant that was initially marketed to younger patients who had a more active lifestyle that required a durable hip implant device.
Although the manufacturer marketed the device as having a life expectancy of 15 years, many patients have reported experiencing premature device failure. Many patients who filed Biomet hip replacement lawsuits have reported suffering several complications such as:
- Unexplained hip pain
- Swelling and soft tissue damage
- Unexplained tumors
- Difficulty standing or walking
- Loosening of the device
- Additional hip revision surgery
Additionally, metal-on-metal hip implants have been heavily scrutinized by the FDA and health safety experts. This type of hip implant has unique risks that occur when the metal ball and metal cup slide against each other during walking or running.
The wear and corrosion the device experiences after repeated use also causes tiny metal particles to break off the implant and affect the surrounding tissue. Over time, metal particles surrounding the hip implant can cause damage to the bone and surrounding tissue
BIOMET HIP REPLACEMENT LINKED TO METALLOSIS
In addition to complications resulting from device failure, several Biomet hip replacement lawsuits allege patients have suffered metallosis after receiving Biomet’s metal-on-metal hip implants.
Metallosis is a type of metal poisoning that can occur in patients who have been implanted with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. When the metal components rub against each other, it causes microscopic metal particles to be released into the blood and surrounding tissue. This can cause toxic levels of metal to build up in the body and damages tissue, bone and the nervous system.
Metallosis can cause patients to experience:
- Depression, anxiety and other mental problems
- Thyroid problems
- Hearing impairment that can lead to deafness
- Nerve damage
- Cognitive impairment
- Skin rash
- Visual impairment that may lead to blindness
- Implant loosening
- Noise coming from the hip implant
Typically, the symptoms of metallosis are associated with the level of metal ions a patient has in his or her blood and become more severe as the metal ion levels rise. The symptoms of metallosis may vary in each patient depending on his or her reaction to high levels of cobalt.
If you have experienced any adverse complications after receiving a metal-on-metal Biomet hip implant, contact us to find out if you may be entitled to file a Biomet hip implant lawsuit.
WHY ARE BIOMET HIP REPLACEMENT LAWSUITS BEING FILED?
Since it was first released in 2004, the Biomet M2a-Magnum has become one of Biomet’s most popular metal-on-metal devices and has been implanted in thousands of patients.
Many Biomet hip replacement lawsuits allege that Biomet was aware the company’s metal-on-metal device was prone to premature failure, but failed to warn patients and the medical community about this risk.
The lawsuits also allege:
- Biomet manufactured and sold defective hip replacement implants
- The metal-on-metal implants were not properly tested
- Biomet knew or should have known about the defects and potential injuries it could cause patients to suffer
- Biomet failed to warn doctors and patients about the risks associated with the Biomet M2a-Magnum
Furthermore, the Biomet M2a-Magnum hip replacement was approved with 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This means the device did not have to undergo the usual rigorous tests the FDA requires of medical devices because another similar device already existed on the market.
Manufacturers of medical devices have a duty to ensure they produce safe and reliable products that work as intended and do not cause the patient harm. If you or someone you love experienced premature device failure or pain and suffering after receiving a Biomet M2a-Magnum implant, contact us to discuss your legal options.
COMPENSATION FOR A BIOMET HIP REPLACEMENT LAWSUIT
If you believe you have suffered adverse health consequences as a result of a defective Biomet hip implant, you may be entitled to compensation through a lawsuit.
During a free, no obligation consultation, our attorneys will review your claim and how your life has been affected by a defective Biomet hip replacement. Based on our findings, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Loss of ability to earn an income
- Revision surgery
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
Our experience with helping victims of defective medical products has provided us the knowledge and understanding needed to assess the value of these types of claims.
If we find that you can file a Biomet hip replacement lawsuit, we will help you determine an accurate value of your case. Our attorneys will not hesitate to pursue the full amount of compensation you deserve.
CONTACT US TO DISCUSS YOUR CLAIM
Victims of defective medical products may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering they have endured. If you received a faulty Biomet hip implant that required revision surgery, you may be entitled to file a Biomet hip replacement lawsuit.
At O’Connor, Acciani & Levy, we have the experience and resources you need to hold manufactures liable for producing dangerous and defective products. We will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation with our personal injury attorneys to review your claim and determine if you may be entitled to recover compensation.
Additionally, we provide all of our services on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not charge our clients upfront legal fees and only require payment if we recover compensation for your case. Do not hesitate to contact our lawyers to find out if you have a case.