Biomet Hip side effects include hip pain, fractures, severe groin pain, loss of balance, instability, walking trouble, and metallosis, which can cause severe pain and inflammation and bone, tissue, and organ damage. We are working with some of the leading Biomet Hip attorneys in the country. A claim and/or Biomet Hip lawsuit can be filed on your behalf and there is no fee until you receive an award or a Biomet Hip settlement. Contact us for a free consultation online or toll free at 1-800-992-6878.
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The Biomet hip replacement system, the M2a-Magnum Hip System, was introduced and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2004. This system was intended to incorporate changes in the design of previous models and to be the replacement of the Biomet Zirconia Ceramic Femoral Head. That head, which was on the market between 1998 and 2001, was recalled after a significant amount of person experienced device failure within 13-27 months of the device’s implementation. Since that recall and the introduction of the Biomet M2a-Magnum Hip Replacement System, more than 110,000 persons were implanted with the new device. Despite the device’s popularity among physicians, the M2a-Magnum has run into the same problems of device failure and severe side effects as the system’s predecessors.
After reports of the device’s loosening and breaking, patients who have had the M2a-Magnum implanted have reported severe pain, bone loss and fracturing, and scar tissue and metal toxicity caused by pieces of the metal-on-metal hip device breaking off and entering the surrounding tissue and bloodstream. Because of the device’s failures, many patients have been forced to undergo corrective procedures, commonly known as “revision surgeries.” In 2011, the Australian National Joint Registry reported that 7.2% of the patients who had the M2a-Magnum hip replacement had undergone a revision surgery because of the device’s breaking. By 2013, the number of adverse events reports of the Biomet M2a-Magnum by The U.S. Food & Drug Administration was over 500.
The Biomet M2a-Magnum, which as intended to replace the company’s previously recalled device, joins a group of hip replacement systems that have been the subject of scrutiny from the courts, the FDA, and from the medical industry. Biomet joins Stryker, the DePuy ASR, the DePuy Pinnacle, and the Smith & Nephew hip replacement systems that have all been linked to the common, yet severe, side effects of metal toxicity of the surrounding tissues and bloodstream and hip fracture because the devices’ wear and tear causes metal pieces to break off. In 2012, the British Medical Journal published an article stating that approximately 14% of the total hip replacement users reported a failure in their “metal-on-metal” hip replacement systems. Alarmingly, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery published a medical study which found that 39% of the patients who had large diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement developed pseudo-tumors in the surrounding tissue because of the infections the broken pieces of metal caused.
Because of the dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip replacement systems, specifically the Biomet M2a-Magnum device, it is important to know the risks and your rights involved in the event an injury does occur. An experienced hip replacement attorney and medical device attorney can help you understand what options are available in the unfortunate case that you or someone you know has been a victim of severe hip replacement side effects.
PLEASE SPEAK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE MAKING ANY MEDICAL DECISIONS REGARDING THE BIOMET HIP IMPLANT OR ANY OTHER MEDICAL DEVICE OR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION.
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If you believe that you or a love one had suffered severe pain, inflammation, or organ, bone, and tissue damage due to hip implants with Biomet Hip, you may want to speak with a defective medical device attorney regarding a potential Biomet Hip lawsuit. An injury lawyer familiar with new developments in the investigation of Biomet Hip may be able to help you make important personal and legal decisions. d’Oliveira & Associates, P.C. is currently working with some of the leading lawyers in the country who are handling these cases.
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