Recently, the Law Firm of d’Oliveira & Associates released a new infographic with safety information on Biomet’s line of metal-on-metal hip replacement systems, especially the popular M2a-Magnum hip device.
In 1994, Biomet introduced its line of metal-on-metal hip replacement systems including the M2a-Ringloc, M2a-Taper, M2a-38, and M2a-Magnum. According to a press release from Biomet, over 110,000 patients were implanted with the M2a-Magnum from 1999 to 2009. In fact, the Chicago Tribune has reported that this hip device is the second most popular metal-on-metal hip implant after the DePuy ASR. Biomet advertises on its website that the M2a-Magnum hip replacement system is durable and stable. The company asserts that the metal-on-metal design helps the device resist wear and the large diameter head provides potentially greater motion and stability.
The results of recent medical studies have shed light on important safety information regarding metal-on-metal hip implants and large diameter heads. An article published in the British Medical Journal has raised concerns about the durability of metal-on-metal hip implants. The article reported that total hip replacement surgeries using metal-on-metal devices failed at a rate of 13.6 percent compared to hip devices made of other materials, which failed at a rate of 4.9 percent. In another study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 39 percent of patients implanted with large diameter head metal-on-metal hip implants developed pseudotumors.
“The Biomet infographic was released by our law firm in order to raise patient awareness about injuries that may be caused by metal-on-metal implants,” said attorney Paul d’Oliveira. “The tort system is intended to compensate innocent patients for injuries caused by doctors implanting a device or a defective device itself.”
The Biomet Hip infographic lists possible side effects as well as providing patients with information on medical studies about metal-on-metal hip replacement systems. Additionally, the infographic provides information about a recent settlement between Biomet and the Security Exchange Commission for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
If you or a loved one has experienced metal-on-metal side effects from the Biomet M2a-Magnum, you may want to speak with a lawyer regarding a potential claim. A personal injury attorney familiar with new developments regarding Biomet devices may be able to help you make important personal and legal decisions. d’Oliveira & Associates is working with some of the leading metal-on-metal lawyers in the country who are handling these cases.
Please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.