Biomet Hip Recall Lawyers in New York City
Problems with your Biomet M2a-Magnum hip replacement?
Complications with Biomet's hip replacement system have led to hundreds
of formal complaints and dozens of lawsuits against the medical device
manufacturer. Patients have reported a wide range of adverse events, including
loosening of the implant, squeaking or popping noises, severe pain, bone
loss, and metal poisoning.
A number of patients have sued Biomet for the pain, disability, and hardships
created by their failed implant. This includes compensation for undergoing
revision surgery, which is removing the Biomet hip and replacing it with
another hip implant. If you have experienced problems or if you have been
told you need revision, you need an attorney experienced with defective
medical device litigation.
Is there a Biomet Magnum recall?
Although the company has not recalled its Biomet M2a-Magnum hip system,
a federal court in Indiana has consolidated dozens of lawsuits into a
multidistrict litigation, or MDL. This enables law firms to share research
and resources to level the playing field in suing a major medical products
corporation for damages.
The Biomet Magnum is a metal-on-metal hip replacement system that received
premarket approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration through
its controversial 510(k) expedited review process. The FDA essentially
greenlights such devices without clinical testing if the product is substantially
similar to other products already approved for implantation.
Unfortunately, the Biomet M2a-Magnum has proven to be all too similar to
other devices such as the DePuy ASR hip replacement and the Smith &
Nephew R3 system, which have been recalled.
Among major problems with the Biomet Magnum reported to the FDA are:
- Revision surgery needed in as little as 3 to 5 years for a hip joint that
is supposed to last 15 to 20 years
- Revision rates twice as high as some other metal-on-metal hips
- Bone loss or soft tissue damage from metallosis, which is caused by chromium
and cobalt particles leaching into nearby tissues
- Chronic pain or inability to stand or walk
Ready to begin your case? Call Sullivan & Brill, LLP.
Trial lawyer Joseph Sullivan and our legal team at Sullivan & Brill,
LLP can evaluate your potential lawsuit and pursue compensation on your
behalf for the physical and emotional trauma and financial impact of medical
care and lost income. We work diligently to provide you with the utmost
care, respect, and compassion as we handle your case. We understand the
hardships that you currently faced with, and our goal is to help you resolve
your legal matter as smoothly as possible.
Call Sullivan & Brill, LLP
schedule your complimentary case evaluation