Commonly viewed as one of the most advanced orthopedic technologies, metal-on-metal components have reportedly failed after just a few years following implant surgery. Unlike other hip implant products on the market that are made with both metal and plastic, Biomet M2A Magnum is constructed using only metal.
Biomet M2A Magnum has been recognized for the defects that have caused a wide range of injuries in patients who have received the surgery. A large number of patients throughout the United States have experienced problems associated with Biomet hip replacement products, giving rise to an enormous number of Magnum hip implant lawsuits.
Did your Biomet hip implant fail within five years? Did you need revision surgery after receiving a Biomet hip implant?
If so, contact Gordon & Doner for a free evaluation of your claim. Victims may be entitled to file a Biomet Magnum hip implant lawsuit and obtain compensation for current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and their pain and suffering. At Gordon & Doner, we fight for the injured and only get paid when we win.
Side Effects of Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant
Over 80,000 metal-on-metal hip replacements are implanted in patients each year in the United States. In fact, about one-third of all hip replacement surgeries throughout the nation involve the use of metal-on-metal devices. Unfortunately, all of these surgeries are now being reviewed for the potential dangers that may exist.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered more than 20 manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip implants to gather data on the amount of metal present in the blood of implant patients. Additionally, the manufacturers must gather information on the many adverse side effects that have been reported. As more and more negative side effects arise, it is absolutely essential for any patient who has received this surgery to be on alert.
Some of the most commonly reported complications and side effects of Biomet M2A Magnum hip implants include:
- Implant failure (within five years)
- Metal poisoning
- Cobalt and chromium ion levels increase
- Unexplained hip pain
- Unexplained tumors
- Damage and swelling to soft tissue
- Necrosis (tissue death)
- Osteolysis (bone loss)
- Increases of pain in implant location as well as the back and groin
- Problems walking or standing
- Loosening of hip implant
- Hip implant explanation surgery (implant is replaced and/or removed)
- Damages to the tissues and bones surrounding the joint
- Tissue discoloration
- Pseudotumors (fluid pockets)
Following the enormous backlash from patients who have received this surgery, the FDA issued a set of guidelines for all metal-on-metal devices. The most important aspects of these guidelines relate to the requirement of diagnostic imaging, metal ion testing, and regular physicals. While these regulations will certainly help deter future injuries, thousands of patients across the country and, more specifically, in Florida have been diagnosed with medical issues.
If you or a loved one has experienced any complications with Biomet M2A Magnum hip implants, including the need for revision surgery or metallosis, our defective medical device attorneys are prepared to take on your case today. You may be entitled to file a Biomet Magnum hip implant lawsuit and obtain compensation to help cover the costs of medical expenses, lost wages, and any other expenditures related to the faulty product.
Contact our Magnum Hip Implant Lawsuit Attorneys
At the law offices of Gordon & Doner, we have decades of experience in personal injury law, including product liability and class action litigation.
We proudly offer free case reviews and you will not owe us any fees or costs if we are unable to recover financial compensation for you.
With client care as our top concern, we work diligently to handle every aspect of the Magnum hip implant lawsuit, leaving you and your family to focus on recovery. If you or a loved one has suffered any complications from Biomet M2A Magnum, contact our law firm as soon as possible.