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.