Biomet Hip Replacement Overview
What is Biomet Hip Replacement?
Biomet’s M2a Magnum hip replacement systems are metal-to-metal hip implant devices manufactured by Biomet, Inc located in Warsaw, Indiana. Usually, hip joints are covered with a tough cartilage. A patient seeking a hip replacement implant usually experiences discomfort due to the wearing away of the cartilage on their bones. The implant is intended to prevent bone-to-bone contact. The Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement system is composed of two parts: the femoral head and the acetabular cup. The femoral head replaces the rounded ball of the thighbone and the acetabulum cup replaces the hip socket. Both these parts are composed of the metals, chromium and cobalt.
Biomet Hip Replacement Injuries
When the two metal parts (femoral and acetabulum cup) rub against each other they cause friction. The problem arises when the friction from the rubbing of the two metal parts cause tiny metal fragments to fall into the surrounding areas. This can cause a number of injuries to the patient.
- Metallosis, a type of blood poisoning in which metal particles build up in the tissue around the implanted joint
- Osteolysis, bone loss
- Necrosis, tissue death
- Tissue damage near the implant
- Nerve damage near the implant
- Muscle damage near the implant
- Loosening of the implant
- Dislocation of the implant
- Failure of the implant
- Inflammatory reactions
- Chronic pain
- Hip Revision Surgery
How Can an Attorney Specialized in Biomet Hip Replacement help?
Reports suggest that Biomet knew the dangers associated with the implant. However, instead of taking it off the market, they heavily advertised the product as the safer and more advantageous alternative as compared to other products with the same purpose. If you or a loved one is experiencing health problems or suffered injuries that were caused by Biomet’s M2a Magnum hip replacement system, you should consult with a physician immediately. Moreover, you may be entitled to compensation. You should contact a personal injury attorney specialized in Biomet hip replacements in order to analyze your case and help you seek relief.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- How much does a Biomet Hip Replacement Attorney cost?
- How much is a Biomet Hip Replacement Lawsuit worth?
- Has there been an FDA recall of Biomet Hip Replacement systems?
- Have there been Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement system Class Action Lawsuits filed?
- Under what legal theory can Biomet be sued for the faulty Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement system?
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Have You Suffered Injuries From a Biomet Hip Replacement? Contact an Attorney Today!
Many individuals who have used the Biomet's M2a Magnum hip replacement system are experiencing problems associated with the device. These individuals have filed lawsuits against Biomet alleging that the hip replacement device has caused a list of serious injuries.