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Biomet M2A Magnum Metal on Metal Hip Implant Lawsuit

Ennis & Ennis is currently representing individuals across the country that have Biomet metal-on-metal hip implants and were injured as a result of being implanted with this device.

The Biomet M2A-Magnum Hip is a metal-on-metal hip replacement system that has been implanted in patients throughout the United States. Reported problems suggest that the Biomet M2A Magnum metal on metal hip implant may be prone to fail within a few years of surgery.

A large number of patients who were implanted with the Biomet Magnum hip implant have also reported loosening, dislocation, wear or failure of the implant due to the design of the device.

According to allegations raised in Biomet M2A Magnum hip lawsuits, these problems were known to the device manufacturer, yet they continued to market the implant as safe and effective. Rather than issuing a Biomet Magnum hip replacement recall, the system was aggressively marketed as having advantages over other hip systems.

The Biomet M2A Metal on Metal Hip Implant Problems

In September 2001, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed the public that Biomet, and seven other firms that manufacture medical devices in the United States, conducted a recall of their hip implants.

Problems were found on a component of the hip implant that could fracture, resulting in the need for another surgical replacement. The component that was found defective was the femoral head of the hip implant that was made of zirconia ceramic. This is the ball portion of the synthetic hips that are used in surgeries for hip replacements.

St. Gobain Desmarquest of France was the distributor of this defective femoral head. This femoral head was contained in all products for Biomet hip replacements and seven other manufacturers of medical products, including DePuy Orthopedics Inc., Zimmer Inc., Smith & Nephew Inc., Apex Surgical LLC, Osteoimplant Technology Inc., Stryker Howmedica Osteonics and Encore Orthopedics Inc.

The recall was issued for all the hip implants with defective components from all manufacturers and applies to those that were made after January of 1998.

Metal on Metal Hip Metallosis

One of the complications that patients with a defective Biomet Magnum metal on metal hip implant may face is metallosis, a condition in which metal particles build up in the tissue around the implanted joint.

While typical hip implants consist of components made of metal and plastic, the Biomet Magnum has three all-metal components, a metal femoral head, metal taper insert and metal acetabulum cup. As the metal parts rub against each other, microscopic shavings of metal may be released into the hip joint, which could cause inflammation, loosening and other problems associated with metal hip poisoning.

Symptoms of metallosis include:
• Pain around the hip joint
• Difficulty walking
• Swelling around the implant area
• Rash that is a sign of dying tissue
• Need for additional hip revision surgery

Those symptoms may also indicate these severe problems:


• Loosening, when the implant does not stay attached to the bone in the right position.

• Fracture, where the bone around the implant may have broken.

• Dislocation of the implant.

• Damage to the nerves, tissues and muscles near the implant area.

Many patients have experienced flu-like symptoms, including lethargy, headaches, aching joints, and a feeling of malaise.

Biomet M2A Magnum Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Lawyer Accepting Cases

If you or a loved one have suffered or been injured from a defective Biomet Metal on Metal Hip Implant or have needed a revision surgery you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Biomet metal on metal hip Implant attorneys of Ennis & Ennis today for a free confidential case evaluation. Our on staff nurse and lawyers are standing by to answer any questions you may have regarding the Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implants, a possible Biomet Hip Implant class action lawsuit, or any other type of metal on metal hip implant injury litigation.

Metal on Metal Hip Implant Lawsuit News Archive::

 

Ennis & Ennis, P.A. is currently handling cases for defective Biomet Metal on Metal Hip Implants:

Biomet Metal on Metal Hip Implant Metallosis

Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant Lawsuit

Metal on Metal Hip Implant Injury

Toxic Levels of Cobalt and Chromium in Bloodstream

Metallosis Side Effects

Cobalt Poisoning

Defective Biomet Hip Implant

Premature Failure

If you or a loved one have suffered or been injured from a defective Biomet Metal on Metal Hip Implant or have needed a revision surgery you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Biomet metal on metal hip Implant attorneys of Ennis & Ennis today for a free confidential case evaluation. Our on staff nurse and lawyers are standing by to answer any questions you may have regarding the Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implants, a possible Biomet Hip Implant class action lawsuit, or any other type of metal on metal hip implant injury litigation.

 

 

 

 

 

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