By: Staff Writers | Published: March 1st, 2012
A number of patients have reported experiencing problems with certain metal-on-metal Biomet hip replacement implants, which may result in the need for additional surgery to revise or replace the artificial hip system.
BIOMET MAGNUM HIP REPLACEMENT LAWSUIT STATUS: Product liability lawyers are reviewing potential Biomet hip replacement lawsuits for individuals who have experienced problems after receiving an M2A-Magnum implant or another metal-on-metal device.
MANUFACTURER: Biomet Orthopoedics, LLC.
OVERVIEW: The Biomet M2A Magnum hip replacement system features an all metal design, with a metal femoral head, metal taper insert and metal acetabulum cup.
Known as a metal-on-metal hip replacement, the Biomet Magnum hip may release large amounts of microscopic metal particles into the body and the blood stream as the metal parts rub against each other. This could lead to inflammation, pain, loosening of the component and other complications associated with metal-on-metal hip replacement poisoning.
BIOMET MAGNUM HIP PROBLEMS: Although Biomet knew or should have known about the risk of problems with the Biomet M2A-Magnum hip, they continued to market the implant as safe and effective, failing to provide adequate warnings to consumers and the medical community, according to multiple lawsuits filed on behalf of individuals throughout the United States.
Since 2006, the FDA has received about 250 complaints from patients within the United States who have suffered complications after receiving a Magnum hip implant, and this likely only represents a small portion of the total number of Biomet Magnum hip problems experienced. In many cases, those problems resulted in permanent injury and painful revision surgery.
Plaintiffs who have filed a Biomet Magnum lawsuit allege that the implants suffer from a number of defects, which have also been associated with other metal-on-metal hip implant designs, including high failure rates, loosening, and metal poisoning caused by cobalt and chromium debris shed as the parts of the implant rub against each other.
BIOMET MAGNUM HIP REPLACEMENT LAWYERS: Attorneys are reviewing potential lawsuits for Biomet Magnum hip replacements for individuals who have experienced problems with the artificial hip.
Biomet Magnum complications could include:
- Unexplained Hip Pain Several Months After Surgery
- Loosening of the Biomet Magnum Hip Replacement
- Biomet Magnum Hip Failure
- Swelling and Soft Tissue Damage from Metal Particles
- Additional Hip Replacement or Revision Surgery